AMPL Guide

AMPL stands for "A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming". It is used to describe mathematical programmes.

AMPL is a commerical software package from Bell Laboratories and is also distributed by ILOG along with the mixed-integer linear programme solver CPLEX.

For more details see the main AMPL website:

and there is a good, fairly comprehensive book on AMPL:

AMPL: A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming

However, you don't need to pay for AMPL right away! There is a limited functionality student version which also provides CPLEX (the mixed-integer linear programme solver from ILOG) and MINOS (the nonlinear programme solver from the Systems Optimization Laboratory at Stanford University). This Student Version will have enough functionality for the many of the problems you will encounter in the case studies on the !OpsRes Web.

You can also use AMPL over the web at the AMPL website's web interface or you can use AMPL as an interface to many diferent optimisation solvers at the [["][NEOS Server for Optimization].

Further AMPL topics

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