Installing AMPL at Home

For Windows

You can easily set up AMPL on your (Windows) computer by:

  1. Downloading a "starter kit" from the AMPL website;
  2. Extracting it on your computer;
  3. Creating a batch file to set up AMPL.

Downloading AMPL

  1. Go to the AMPL website at www.ampl.com.
  2. Click on the download link to get the Student Edition.

    ampl_download.jpg

  3. Get the quick start zip file (for Windows) and save it to the appropriate directory . Here we will use
     = C:\Temp

    ampl_windows.jpg

Your directory should look like this:

ampl_dir.jpg

Extracting AMPL

Open the zip file and extract it into . Make sure to check Use folder names.

After extraction your directory should look like this:

ampl_done.jpg

Creating a Batch File

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:

  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.

    change_ext.jpg

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

    run_notepad.jpg

  4. Open setup_ampl.bat in Notepad.

    open_batch.jpg

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

    edit_batch.jpg

  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.

    run_batch.jpg

You can now run AMPL from anywhere on your computer.

-- MichaelOSullivan - 27 Feb 2008

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