Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz, E; Marks, M
This paper addresses issues associated with the global optimization algorithms, which are methods to find optimal solutions for given problems. It focuses on an integrated software environment – global optimization object-oriented library (GOOL), which provides the graphical user interface together with the library of solvers for convex and nonconvex, unconstrained and constrained problems. We describe the design, performance and possible applications of the GOOL system. The practical example – price management problem – is provided to illustrate the effectiveness and range of applications of our software tool.