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IBM Optimization Solutions and Library (OSL)

OSL is high quality optimization software implementing fast, robust, state-of-the-art algorithms. The Optimization Solutions products provide stand alone solver capabilities for analyzing linear programming (including network programming) problems, quadratic programming problems, mixed integer programming problems, and stochastic programming problems. These Solutions incorporate modules from the Optimization Library, and provide most of the functionality of the complete library without requiring the user to develop code. For linear programming and quadratic programming problems, both simplex solvers and interior point solvers are included. The size of problems that the optimization solutions programs can handle is limited only by available memory.

The Optimization Library includes about 70 user callable functions for manipulating models and analyzing the resulting mathematical problems. Besides the solvers, there are modules that analyze, simplify, and transform problems prior to solution, and others that assist with analyzing results. These post solution analysis capabilities include: infeasibility, sensitivity, and parametrics. The modules of the Optimization Library include many program options, control variables, and user exit function calls that provide great flexibility in creating specialized applications. The Optimization Solutions modules provide access to the program options and the control variables.

Current Version:   2.0

License Type:   Commercial

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