[Ipopt] Feasible initial guess but high inf_pr and inf_du values
Andreas Waechter
andreasw at watson.ibm.com
Wed Sep 8 21:57:29 EDT 2010
Hi Rishi,
As an interior point method, Ipopt needs to make sure that all variables
(including slack variables) are not too close the their bounds, and it
therefore might modify the starting point (see the Ipopt implementation
paper). The options bound_push and bound_frac determine how much the
points has to be away from the bounds.
If you set the ipopt options
bound_push 1e-16
bound_frac 1e-16
the infeasibility should be very small if you give Ipopt a feasbile
starting point, since it makes barely any modifications. However, if you
still see inf_pr large with those options, your starting point is not
feasible.
I hope this helps,
Andreas
On Tue, 7 Sep 2010, Rishi Amrit wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am initializing IPOPT with a feasible initial guess but the output
> looks like:
>
> iter objective inf_pr inf_du lg(mu) ||d|| lg(rg) alpha_du alpha_pr
> ls
> 0 8.3902116e+01 1.00e-01 1.49e+02 -1.0 0.00e+00 - 0.00e+00 0.00e+00
> 0
> 1 6.9363128e+01 9.06e-02 1.32e+02 -1.0 2.20e+00 - 4.16e-01
> 9.43e-02f 1
> 2 1.9359378e+02 7.79e-02 1.13e+02 -1.0 6.40e+00 - 1.26e-01
> 1.40e-01f 1
> 3 3.3197352e+02 4.77e-02 1.00e+02 -1.0 3.92e+00 - 1.29e-01
> 5.71e-01f 1
> 4 3.1409124e+02 4.34e-02 8.26e+01 -1.0 3.22e+00 - 4.79e-01
> 7.90e-02f 1
> 5 1.8281675e+02 1.98e-01 2.40e+01 -1.0 5.72e+00 - 5.92e-01
> 6.92e-01f 1
> 6 1.5641328e+02 2.64e-01 2.01e+01 -1.0 1.09e+01 - 3.45e-01
> 4.75e-01f 1
> 7 1.3479589e+02 3.77e-01 8.61e+00 -1.0 1.24e+01 - 4.26e-01
> 3.89e-01f 1
>
>
> I am trying to understand why does the cost go up even when the initial
> point is feasible. Is there a way to make sure that the cost always drops
> from the initial cost ? I am using IPOPT 3.8.3
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rishi
>
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