An Efficient Algorithm for the Numerical Solution of the Generalized Weber Problem in Spatial Economics
Spatial economics in the past has been hampered in its progress by certain peculiarities which are inherent in the functional relationships among its variables. The frequency of corner solutions in its extremum problems, a common tendency for the constraints upon these problems to be stated as inequalities, and the importance of discontinuous functions in the field, are examples of these peculiarities. It is not fortuitous that the origins and development of programming techniques are so closely tied to the problems of spatial economics, and these techniques have resulted in an advance of breakthrough proportions in obtaining solutions to formerly insoluble spatial problems.
KeywordsConvex Hull Shopping Center Weber Problem Spatial Economic Spatial Interdependence
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