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Recently I started using CP and translated my first MIP model into a CP model with the IBM CP Optimizer. Lately I was confronted with a question I could not answer:

"What is the consistency level (e.g. bound consistent or domain consistent) applied to the constraints of the model?"

My Questions:

  • What exactly is the consistency level of the constraints of the model?
  • How can I find out about the consistency level of the constraints?
  • For which reason would you want to let the reader know about the consistency level? or: Why would the reader be interested?
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    $\begingroup$ Cross-posted at community.ibm.com/community/user/datascience/communities/…. $\endgroup$
    – prubin
    Jul 19, 2021 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ I will try to summarize what I (think to) know so far: The consistency level influences how propagation works. A high consistency level will increase domain reduction, therefore it might take longer to find any solutions and vice versa (due to the duration of the propagation process). I would be glad about any additions made, but this is something I can live with for now. $\endgroup$
    – Dav
    Jul 23, 2021 at 11:28

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