Interior-Point Algorithms for a Generalization of Linear Programming and Weighted Centering

We consider an extension of ordinary linear programming (LP) that adds weighted logarithmic barrier terms for some variables. The resulting problem generalizes both LP and the problem of finding the weighted analytic center of a polytope. We show that the problem has a dual of the same form and give complexity results for several different … Read more

Analyticity of weighted central path and error bound for semidefinite programming

The purpose of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, we show that every Cholesky-based weighted central path for semidefinite programming is analytic under strict complementarity. This result is applied to homogeneous cone programming to show that the central paths defined by the known class of optimal self-concordant barriers are analytic in the presence of strictly complementary … Read more