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Old 05-22-2012, 12:17 PM
kurts kurts is offline
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Default Re: What Quadratic Programming Package?

Thanks for the tip, elkka!

That made a big difference in the quality of my results - in every single case, my "b"'s are perfectly aligned. Unfortunately, it also made a big difference in the answer I submitted

It's a bit annoying that a technical, implementation package-specific tweak can have such a big effect and cause one to submit the wrong answer when one has otherwise done all the correct setup and formulation of the problem, but I suppose this is yet another example of the challenges in designing homework problems for an online audience.

The exercise was definitely worth it, I learned quite a bit from this problem, not the least of which is how to use a program like Octave - and as my wife has to keep reminding me, I'm not actually getting a *grade* in this class...
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