Fast convergence of an inexact interior point method for horizontal complementarity problems

  • C. A. Arias
  • J. M. Martínez
Original Paper


In Andreani et al. (Numer. Algorithms 57:457–485, 2011), an interior point method for the horizontal nonlinear complementarity problem was introduced. This method was based on inexact Newton directions and safeguarding projected gradient iterations. Global convergence, in the sense that every cluster point is stationary, was proved in Andreani et al. (Numer. Algorithms 57:457–485, 2011). In Andreani et al. (Eur. J. Oper. Res. 249:41–54, 2016), local fast convergence was proved for the underdetermined problem in the case that the Newtonian directions are computed exactly. In the present paper, it will be proved that the method introduced in Andreani et al. (Numer. Algorithms 57:457–485, 2011) enjoys fast (linear, superlinear, or quadratic) convergence in the case of truly inexact Newton computations. Some numerical experiments will illustrate the accuracy of the convergence theory.


Horizontal complementarity problems Interior point methods Global convergence Inexact Newton method Projected gradients Local convergence 


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We are grateful to the associated editor and an anonymous referee for valuable comments and suggestions.

Funding information

This work has been partially supported by the Brazilian agencies FAPESP (grants 2010/10133-0, 2013/03447-6, 2013/05475-7, 2013/07375-0, and 2014/18711-3) and CNPq (grants 309517/2014-1 and 03750/2014-6), and by the International Relationship Direction (DRI) of the University of Valle and COLCIENCIAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ValleCaliColombia
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computing (IMECC)University of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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