# On complexity and convergence of high-order coordinate descent algorithms

Coordinate descent methods with high-order regularized models for box-constrained minimization are introduced. High-order stationarity asymptotic convergence and first-order stationarity worst-case evaluation complexity bounds are established. The computer work that is necessary for obtaining first-order $\varepsilon$-stationarity with respect to the variables of each coordinate-descent block is $O(\varepsilon^{-(p+1)/p})$ whereas the computer work for getting first-order $\varepsilon$-stationarity with respect to all the variables simultaneously is $O(\varepsilon^{-(p+1)})$. Numerical examples involving multidimensional scaling problems are presented. The numerical performance of the methods is enhanced by means of coordinate-descent strategies for choosing initial points.