Optimization problem - Wikipedia. An optimization problem with discrete variables is known as a discrete optimization, in which an object such as an integer, permutation or graph must be found from a countable set. A problem with continuous variables is known as a continuous optimization, in which an optimal value from a continuous function must be found. |

Mathematical optimization - Wikipedia. Multi-objective optimization problems have been generalized further into vector optimization problems where the partial ordering is no longer given by the Pareto ordering. Multi-modal or global optimization edit. Optimization problems are often multi-modal; that is, they possess multiple good solutions. |