Derivative-Free Optimization

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Derivative-free optimization refers to the solution of bound-constrained optimization problems using algorithms that do not require derivative information, only objective function values.


  • Rios, L. M. and Sahinidis, N. V. 2013. Derivative-free optimization: a review of algorithms and comparison of software implementations. Journal of Global Optimization 56(3): 1247 - 1293.