@article{1f712a2f1b4242ba8db7d02db23ce189, title = "On strata of degenerate polyhedral cones I: Condition and distance to strata", abstract = "Systems Ay ≥ 0 with a degenerate cone of solutions are considered ill-posed since finite-precision algorithms are not expected to find points in the cone of solutions. Consequently, common condition numbers for these systems, such as C (A) [J. Renegar. Some perturbation theory for linear programming, Mathematical Programming 65 (1994) 73-91] and C (A) [D. Cheung, F. Cucker, A new condition number for linear programming, Mathematical Programming 91 (2001) 163-174], which are based on the notion of distance to the nearest ill-posed problem, become infinite on such ill-posed instances. In this paper, we extend these two condition numbers to versions over(C, -) (A) and over(C, -) (A) which are always finite. Both condition numbers can be expressed in terms of a distance to a change in the geometry of the cone of solutions. The main result shows that for both of them, the distance corresponds to a notion of best conditioned solution for a canonical complementarity problem associated to the system Ay ≥ 0. {\textcopyright} 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.", keywords = "Condition numbers, Degeneracy, Polyhedral conic systems", author = "Dennis Cheung and Felipe Cucker and Javier Pe{\~n}a", year = "2009", month = oct, day = "1", doi = "10.1016/j.ejor.2008.07.012", language = "English", volume = "198", pages = "23--28", journal = "European Journal of Operational Research", issn = "0377-2217", publisher = "ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV", number = "1", }