History

 

 List of MIDACO versions

Version Release Date Notes
1.0 Jul. 2010

 

* First stable release version ( over 4 Years of development )

 

2.0 Mar. 2011

 

* Minor bug fixed (QSTART)

* License-Key & Watermark protection system

 

3.0 Jan. 2012

 

* Large scale optimization capabilities (up to 10,000 variables)

* Bounds Profiler for graphical solution interpretation

* Parallelization options

 

4.0 Apr. 2013

 

* Complete code restructuring: ~25% faster than Version 3.0

* Bug fixed (Parallelization)

* Reduced algorithmic overhead

* New parameter options (FSTOP & FOCUS)

* Simplified examples + extended solution file output

 

5.0

Apr. 2016

 

* Multi-Objective capability

* Large Scale capability (up to 100,000 variables)

* Improved algorithmic performance

* Internal local solver (backtracking line search)

* AllDifferent - constraint support (incl. TSP type)

* New parameter options (EVALSTOP, PARETOMAX & EPSILON)

* Solution history file, containing all evaluations

* MS-Excel Add-In, Java and C# gateway

 

 

6.0

 

Late 2017

 

 Expected features:

 

 * Advanced Multi-Objective options ( incl. Auto-Scaling )

 * Further algorithmic improvements, esp. for problems

   with CPU-time expensive function evaluation

 * Increased numerical precision of internal local solver

 * New PlotTool features ( solution export, spider plot,,... )

 * Julia (programming language) interface ( incl. parallelization )

 * more to be announced...