[...] a carefully designed application-program interface for Internet optimization services would do much to encourage development of client applications- Fourer, Goux

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Optimization.Framework.JS

by Lars on April 18, 2013

Today we are showcasing the first (very early) version of the Optimization.Framework.JS. As you might have guessed by now, it is a port of the Optimization.Framework to JavaScript. Actually, we could have called it Optimization.Framework.TS, because it is entirely written in TypeScript. If you don’t know TypeScript I recommend to check it out, it is [...]

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ICS and GLPK.js

by Lars on January 6, 2013

Yesterday I attended CooprFest, which was great fun! When we were out for dinner a few people told me that there was a Javascript implementation of GLPK! Henri Gourvest created a library called GLPK.js which is hosted on Github. So if you ever wanted to solve (small) MIP models in the browser, well, now you [...]

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The GLPKSolver package (available here for the Optimization.Framework is now able read .mod and .dat files into your model. Usage: var model = new Model(); model.Load(“diet.mod”, “diet.dat”); You can then go ahead and work with the model, i.e. solve or manipulate it.

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You may have heard, that Gurobi has released the next version of their solver software. Today we released version 0.3.1062.0 of the Optimization.Framework which adds support for Gurobi 5.0. As always, you can get the latest version of the Optimization.Framework from the Nuget repository: http://nuget.org/packages/Optimization.Framework.

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Optimization.Framework Forum

by Lars on April 23, 2012

We had a few requests for a forum where people can ask questions about the Optimization.Framework recently, so here it is: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/optimizationframework-forum. Lars

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APMOD Program is online

by Lars on January 18, 2012

The APMOD program is now online!

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GLPK for Optimization.Framework

by Lars on December 27, 2011

Today we released a new NuGet package, which allows you to use GLPK with the Optimization.Framework. The great thing about this package is that – it will also install the Optimization.Framework automatically – it will install the precompiled assemblies of GLPK – it configures the paths to the assemblies by changing your app.config file accordingly [...]

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Demo: Genetic Algorithms

by jp on September 17, 2011

I’ve watched it several times (you probably too), but it’s still fun: http://boxcar2d.com/ Shows a demo of a genetic algorithm that builds and evaluates cars. Cool stuff. Watch the color of the parts changing, and get a deeper insight on the subpage “the algorithm”. Best, jp – orconomy.de

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IFORS 2011 – Meet us there

by Lars on July 11, 2011

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From the Faculty Research Awards program site: The purpose of this program is to facilitate more interaction between Google and academia and also nurture stronger relations and partnerships with universities. The intent of the awards program is to support academic research aimed at improving information access (defined broadly). When we read this we thought “improving [...]

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