[Ipopt] acceptable tolerance options

Tony Kelman kelman at berkeley.edu
Wed Dec 18 11:49:44 EST 2013

In order for Ipopt to exit with the “Solved to acceptable level” message, the tolerance from acceptable_tol as well as all the other acceptable_*_tol options (see http://www.coin-or.org/Ipopt/documentation/node41.html#SECTION000112070000000000000) have to be satisfied for acceptable_iter iterations in a row. You can try reducing acceptable_iter, and/or loosening some of the acceptable_*_tol options.


From: Naumann, Steffi 
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:25 AM
To: ipopt at list.coin-or.org 
Subject: [Ipopt] acceptable tolerance options



I’m new with Ipopt and I’m trying to find good termination criteria for my optimization problem. In some cases the problem got solved with success. In other cases solving the problem exceeds maximum CPU-time, but the results seem to be adequate. In these cases I tried to introduce the “acceptable tolerance” options. When I set the acceptable tolerances to values which get fulfilled in the optimization-run without acceptable tolerance options, the solver does not stop with the considered “Solved to acceptable level” statement. Instead of that it exceeds again the time-limit and ends with much worse results.


Is it possible that the acceptable tolerance options have an influence to the result of the optimization?





M.Sc. Steffi Naumann (geb. Pflugradt)


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