Looping in AMPL

for Loops

In AMPL you can create basic for loops by creating a set automatically and looping over elements in the set. To loop over a set you use the `for` keyword and the `in` keyword.

```for {<element> in <SET>} <a statement>;
```

Now `<a statement>` is repeated for each element in `<SET>`. If you need to do more than one statement you can use `{` and `}`:

```for {<element> in <SET>}
{
<some statements>
}
```

Examples coming soon!

let Loops

In AMPL you can display and/or print over specified subsets and you can also "loop" over a `let` statement. To assign values for an entire set you use the `let` keyword, the set and the := operator:

```let {e in SET} <parameter, usually involving e> := <expression, often involving e>;
```

Consider the following possibility for the American Steel . American Steel can get a 5% discount with their transportation provider out of Chicago as long as they commit to at least 1000 tonnes along each route. This change can be easily incorporated using two “looping” let statements. let {n in NODES : (‘Chicago’, n) in ARCS} Cost[‘Chicago’, n] := 0.95 * Cost[‘Chicago’, n]; let {n in NODES : (‘Chicago’, n) in ARCS} Min[‘Chicago’, n] := max(1000, Min[‘Chicago’, n]);

Conditional Loops AMPL allows us to repeat a loop depending on a condition. Syntax: We can loop subject to a condition using the repeat keyword, the while or until keyword and the { and } operators. repeat while { }; repeat until { }; These statements check the expression before executing the loop statements. The first one continues while the expression is true, the second terminates when the expression is true. repeat { } while ; repeat { } until ; These statements check the expression after executing the loop statements. The first one continues while the expression is true, the second terminates when the expression is true.

???Using symbolic parameters to do conditional loops over sets (see symbolic parameters)??? -- TWikiAdminGroup - 18 Mar 2008

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