Mathematical optimization - Wikipedia. Simplex vertices are ordered by their values, with 1 having the lowest fx best value. Mathematical optimization alternatively spelled optimisation or mathematical programming is the selection of a best element, with regard to some criterion, from some set of available alternatives. |

Optimization problem - Wikipedia. An optimization problem with discrete variables is known as a discrete optimization, in which an object such as an integer, permutation or graph must be found from a countable set. A problem with continuous variables is known as a continuous optimization, in which an optimal value from a continuous function must be found. |