We show that with recently developed derandomization techniques, one can convert Clarkson's randomized algorithm for linear programming in fixed dimension into a linear-time deterministic algorithm. The constant of proportionality is dO(d), which is better than those for previously known algorithms. We show that the algorithm works in a fairly general abstract setting, which allows us to solve various other problems, e.g., computing the minimum-volume ellipsoid enclosing a set of n points and finding the maximum volume ellipsoid in the intersection of n halfspaces.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Optimization
- Computational Mathematics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics