# OR Notes: Separable Programming

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**By: J E Beasley**

**Separable programming**

We examine one special kind of heuristic algorithm (called separable programming) that can be applied to certain types of nonlinear program's. (A heuristic algorithm is an algorithm that does not guarantee to find an optimal solution).

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