BARON is a general nonlinear optimizer capable of solving nonconvex optimization problems to global optimality. Decision variables may be continuous, integer, or a mixture of the two. BARON has been used for applications in the chemical process industries, pharmaceuticals, energy production, engineering design, and asset management.
Developer: The Optimization Firm
Current version: 16.12.7
Problem types supported: Linear and nonlinear objectives and constraints including arithmetic, logarithmic, and exponential operators, in continuous and discrete variables.
Algorithms available: Advanced branch-and-bound for global optimization incorporating constraint propagation, interval analysis, and duality.
Special features: Global optimization for problems that have potentially many locally optimal solutions.