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Mathematical Programming

Paper

# Validation of subgradient optimization

## Abstract

The “relaxation” procedure introduced by Held and Karp for approximately solving a large linear programming problem related to the traveling-salesman problem is refined and studied experimentally on several classes of specially structured large-scale linear programming problems, and results on the use of the procedure for obtaining exact solutions are given. It is concluded that the method shows promise for large-scale linear programming © 1974, The Mathematical Programming Society. All rights reserved.