The copyright for TFOCS is jointly owned by CVX Research and California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Academic, non-profit, and U.S. government use
TFOCS is free for non-commercial use by registered students and employees of academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and U.S. government agencies, under the following conditions:
- If you make use of TFOCS in publishable work, you must cite both the software and the paper in your publication.
- You may not distribute TFOCS outside of your organization.
- All use must be non-commercial in nature.
If you understand and agree to these terms, CLICK HERE to view the full license terms and to download the software.
Commercial and other use
For any other use besides the specific cases listed above, you must first obtain a commercial license from the California Institute of Technology. To do so, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will quickly put you in touch with the licensing office. Please note that you must obtain this license before downloading or using TFOCS.
In many cases, we can arrange a free trial, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Support for TFOCS, for either academic or commercial licenses, is available for purchase. The CVX/TFOCS forum, ask.cvxr.com, is free for all users, but we cannot guarantee that a developer will answer your question. We do our best to answer most questions, but in-depth help requires the purchase of a support package.
Please note: we now discourage emails requesting help, in favor of the forum.