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Virtual Library of Simulation Experiments

These functions are some of the common functions and datasets used for testing optimization algorithms. They are grouped according to similarities in their significant physical properties and shapes. Each page contains information about the corresponding function or dataset, as well as MATLAB and R implementations.

Scientific Area:

MatLab, R

Target Group:
Advanced, Basic

Cite as:
Surjanovic, S. & Bingham, D. (2013). Virtual Library of Simulation Experiments: Test Functions and Datasets. Retrieved May 2, 2022, from

Author of the review:
Beatriz Flamia
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança


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