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Can min{<a,r> | r in P} be computed?

asked 2016-09-19 17:50:35 -0600

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updated 2016-09-19 22:05:22 -0600

Let P be a polytope. The paper I'm reading uses the notation

<a, P> = min{<a,r> | r in P}

Can this value be computed in sage?

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answered 2016-09-19 19:28:23 -0600

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updated 2016-09-19 19:38:22 -0600

Yes, this is exactly linear programming ! Note that given a polytope, there is a method named .to_linear_program() to make a linear program out of it (you will then have to set an objective corresponding to r).

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