Closing the gap in pivot methods for linear programming

We propose pivot methods that solve linear programs by trying to close the duality gap from both ends. The first method maintains a set $\B$ of at most three bases, each of a different type, in each iteration: a primal feasible basis $B^p$, a dual feasible basis $B^d$ and a primal-and-dual infeasible basis $B^i$. From … Read more

The s-Monotone Index Selection Rule for Criss-Cross Algorithms of Linear Complementarity Problems

In this paper we introduce the s-monotone index selection rules for the well-known crisscross method for solving the linear complementarity problem (LCP). Most LCP solution methods require a priori information about the properties of the input matrix. One of the most general matrix properties often required for finiteness of the pivot algorithms (or polynomial complexity … Read more