SCALING METHODS FOR QUASI-NEWTON METHODS

  • MOGHRABI, ISSAM A.R. (Math. Dept., Faculty of Science Beirut Arab University)
  • Published : 2002.06.30

Abstract

This paper presents two new self-scaling variable-metric algorithms. The first is based on a known two-parameter family of rank-two updating formulae, the second employs an initial scaling of the estimated inverse Hessian which modifies the first self-scaling algorithm. The algorithms are compared with similar published algorithms, notably those due to Oren, Shanno and Phua, Biggs and with BFGS (the best known quasi-Newton method). The best of these new and published algorithms are also modified to employ inexact line searches with marginal effect. The new algorithms are superior, especially as the problem dimension increases.