The use of linear constraints makes HillStormer especially useful in industry where most of the control- variables must be restricted for safety- or other reasons. I.e. if the maximum pressure x1 is 10 bar just enter
10 >= 1*x1
in the tableau of constraints. You may enter as many constraints as you need and relate also as many variables as necessary. HillStormer will automatically take them into account.
Linear constraints add interesting possibilities to the optimisation :
- You can find a relative optimum on\\ a constraint.
-Also, HillStormer permits the progress of a degenerated simplex on constraints (borderline-walking). Often, this feature improves the whole optimization-process considerably.
Look on this sample of borderline-walking along two constraints finding a relative optimum on an ellipsoid.