CVX featured in new optimization textbook

It is always uplifting to see one’s work cited in a scientific publication. How much more of a thrill it is, then, to see it incorporated into a textbook, and presumably into courses that rely upon the book! For years, … (more) →

CVX on Octave: coming soon—see a live demo!

Important note: CVX is not compatible with the Octave 3.8.1 or earlier. Please do not try to install it—you will waste your time! But read on for some good news. One of the more common questions we have been asked … (more) →

New demo video for CVX

As of February 20, over 10000 students are enrolled in CVX101, Stanford University’s online course in convex optimization offered by Professor Stephen Boyd and colleagues. This course has been taught using Stanford’s internal video distance learning platform for years, so … (more) →

TFOCS is now fully open source

We are pleased to announce that the authors of TFOCS, in conjunction with copyright holders CVX Research and the California Institute of Technology, have agreed to release TFOCS under a permissive 3-Clause BSD license. It is our sincere hope that … (more) →

Bundled versions of Gurobi and MOSEK now available with CVX

One of the key features added to CVX 2.0 is the ability to connect to the commercial solvers Gurobi and MOSEK. Both solvers are highly respected in the optimization community, and we have found that they work very well with … (more) →

CVX 2.0 updated: Gurobi 5.1, MOSEK 7 with SDP support

We have been hard at work to exit the beta period for CVX 2.0. We’re almost there! However, due to some recent developments in the solver arena, we have decided to release a new build of CVX 2.0 beta today. … (more) →

CVX 2.0 beta updated; academic licenses available

A new version of CVX 2.0 beta has been posted to the web site. Please go get it. We’ve fixed a handful of bugs, but most importantly, we’ve completed the licensing engine. As with the previous beta, this version comes … (more) →

CVX 2.0 beta period extended; new license key posted

We’re hard at work getting ready for the full release of CVX 2.0. We have incorporated some great feedback from our users already, including bug fixes submitted to our help desk and issues raised on our Q&A site. We are … (more) →

A new support option: the CVX Forum

CVX has reached a download pace of over 10,000 downloads per year! The acceptance of CVX in research settings has been amazing—and challenging. Supporting all of our users via email, as we have done for the last 6 years, is … (more) →

Mixed-integer support in CVX 2.0

Gurobi and MOSEK, the first commercial solvers we have connected to CVX, support mixed-integer models: models with one or more variables constrained to assume integer or even binary (0/1) values. Such variables can be used not just in linear programs, … (more) →