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A Note on the Approximability of Deepest-Descent Circuit Steps

@article{Borgwardt2020ANO,
  title={A Note on the Approximability of Deepest-Descent Circuit Steps},
  author={S. Borgwardt and Cornelius Brand and A. Feldmann and M. Kouteck{\'y}},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2010.10809}
}
  • S. Borgwardt, Cornelius Brand, +1 author M. Koutecký
  • Published 2020
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Linear programs (LPs) can be solved through a polynomial number of so-called deepest-descent circuit steps, each step following a circuit direction to a new feasible solution of most-improved objective function value. A computation of deepest-descent steps has recently been shown to be NP-hard [De Loera et al., arXiv, 2019]. This is a consequence of the hardness of what we call the optimal circuit-neighbor problem (OCNP) for LPs with non-unique optima. However, the non-uniqueness assumption is… CONTINUE READING

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