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Installing AMPL at Home

For Windows

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Extracting AMPL

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Open the zip file and extract it into . Make sure to check Use folder names.
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Open the zip file and extract it into <AMPL root>. Make sure to check Use folder names.
 
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After extraction your directory should look like this:
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After extraction your <AMPL root> directory should look like this:
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Creating a Batch File

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To simplify your use of AMPL it is easiest to set it up to run from any directory. To do this you need to create a batch file that will set the path to your AMPL executable and then open a Command Line (aka DOS Prompt) window. Here are the steps to do this:
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To simplify your use of AMPL it is easiest to set it up to run from any directory. To do this you need to create a batch file that will set the path to your AMPL executable and then open a Command Line (aka DOS Prompt) window. Here are the steps to do this:
 
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  1. Right click on the Desktop and create a new Text Document.

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  2. Name the document setup_ampl.bat. If queried about changing the extension, click Yes.

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  3. Open Notepad. Go to the start menu, select Programs, then Accessories and finally Notepad.

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  4. Open setup_ampl.bat in Notepad.

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  5. Add the following lines to 'setup_ampl.bat':
    path %path%;\ampcml
    start cmd.exe

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  6. Save setup_ampl.bat and then double click on setup_ampl.bat in your Desktop. You will get a command line window (also known as a DOS prompt) pop up and your path will be set to find AMPL.

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  1. Right click on the Desktop and create a new Text Document.

    make_text.jpg


  2. Name the document setup_ampl.bat. If queried about changing the extension, click Yes.

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  3. Open Notepad. Go to the start menu, select Programs, then Accessories and finally Notepad.

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  4. Open setup_ampl.bat in Notepad.

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  5. Add the following lines to setup_ampl.bat:
    path %path%;\ampcml
    start cmd.exe

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  6. Save setup_ampl.bat and then double click on setup_ampl.bat in your Desktop. You will get a command line window (also known as a DOS prompt) pop up and your path will be set to find AMPL.

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  You can now run AMPL from anywhere on your computer.
 
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