linearize {CVXR}R Documentation

Affine Approximation to an Expression

Description

Gives an elementwise lower (upper) bound for convex (concave) expressions that is tight at the current variable/parameter values. No guarantees for non-DCP expressions.

Usage

linearize(expr)

Arguments

expr

An Expression to linearize.

Details

If f and g are convex, the objective f-g can be (heuristically) minimized using the implementation below of the convex-concave method:

for(iters in 1:N) solve(Problem(Minimize(f - linearize(g))))

Value

An affine expression or NA if cannot be linearized.


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