Evaluation complexity for convexly constrained optimization is considered and it is shown first that the complexity bound of $O(\epsilon^{-3/2})$ proved by Cartis, Gould and Toint (IMAJNA 32(4) 2012, pp.1662-1695) for computing an $\epsilon$-approximate first-order critical point can be obtained under significantly weaker assumptions. Moreover, the result is generalized to the case where high-order derivatives are used, resulting in a bound of $O(\epsilon^{-(p+1)/p})$ evaluations whenever derivatives of order $p$ are available. It is also shown that the bound of $O(\ep^{-1/2}\ed^{-3/2})$ evaluations ($\ep$ and $\ed$ being primal and dual accuracy thresholds) suggested by Cartis, Gould and Toint (SINUM, 53(2), 2015, pp.836-851) for the general nonconvex case involving both equality and inequality constraints can be generalized to yield a bound of $O(\ep^{-1/p}\ed^{-(p+1)/p})$ evaluations under similarly weakened assumptions.

## Citation

Techreport naXys-11-2015, Namur Center for Complex Systems, University of Namur (Belgium), 2015