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AMPL is a comprehensive and powerful algebraic modeling language for linear and nonlinear optimization problems, in discrete or continuous variables. Developed at Bell Laboratories, AMPL lets you use common notation and familiar concepts to formulate optimization models and examine solutions, while the computer manages communication with an appropriate solver. AMPL's flexibility and convenience render it ideal for rapid prototyping and model development, while its speed and control options make it an especially efficient choice for repeated production runs.

For people who have the AMPL book (, we make AMPL binaries for several platforms available in subdirectories of; for example, runs on at least some Linux boxes. Unfortunately, we do not have permission to distribute any solvers this way. By ftp and E-mail, we do make available source for the AMPL/solver interface library, along with sample drivers for many solvers; for more details, see

Current Version:   1.6

License Type:   Commercial

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On 80386, 80486, and Pentium-based personal computers (or "PCs" or "IBM clones"), AMPL runs under MS-DOS and its derivatives (such as IBM DOS) and under Microsoft Windows 3.1, 95 and NT. A math coprocessor is used if available, but is not required. (AMPL does not run on earlier 8088 or 80286-based computers.) AMPL runs on RISC workstations from DEC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics, and Sun, under their versions of Unix. Both Solaris 1.1 (alias SunOS 4.1) and Solaris 2.x are supported on Sun machines. Unix versions are also available for PCs running LINUX and Cray computers running UNICOS.

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