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Solving Totally Unimodular LPs with the Shadow Vertex Algorithm

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Abstract

We show that the shadow vertex simplex algorithm can be used to solve linear programs in strongly polynomial time with respect to the number n of variables, the number m of constraints, and 1/\delta, where \delta is a parameter that measures the flatness of the vertices of the polyhedron. This extends our recent result that the shadow vertex algorithm finds paths of polynomial length (w.r.t. n, m, and 1/delta) between two given vertices of a polyhedron [4]. Our result also complements a recent result due to Eisenbrand and Vempala [6] who have shown that a certain version of the random edge pivot rule solves linear programs with a running time that is strongly polynomial in the number of variables n and 1/\delta, but independent of the number m of constraints. Even though the running time of our algorithm depends on m, it is significantly faster for the important special case of totally unimodular linear programs, for which 1/delta\le n and which have only O(n^2) constraints.

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@InProceedings{brunsch_et_al:LIPIcs:2015:4912,
  author =	{Tobias Brunsch and Anna Gro{\ss}wendt and Heiko R{\"o}glin},
  title =	{{Solving Totally Unimodular LPs with the Shadow Vertex Algorithm}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2015)},
  pages =	{171--183},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-78-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{30},
  editor =	{Ernst W. Mayr and Nicolas Ollinger},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/4912},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-49125},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.STACS.2015.171},
  annote =	{Keywords: linear optimization, simplex algorithm, shadow vertex method}
}

Keywords: linear optimization, simplex algorithm, shadow vertex method
Seminar: 32nd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2015)
Issue date: 2015
Date of publication: 2015


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