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Computing conjugate barrier information for nonsymmetric cones

Erling D. Andersen
Lea Kapelevich
Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications (2022)
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The recent interior point algorithm by Dahl and Andersen [10] for nonsymmetric cones as well as earlier works [16,19] require derivative information from the conjugate of the barrier function of the cones in the problem. Besides a few special cases, there is no indication of when this information is efficient to evaluate. We show how to compute the gradient of the conjugate barrier function for seven useful nonsymmetric cones. In some cases this is helpful for deriving closed-form expressions for the inverse Hessian operator for the primal barrier.