# Questions tagged [r]

For questions about solving Operations Research problems using the R programming language.

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### When should I use a solver for IP and MIP and can I just use a library from Python, R, Matlab, etc...?

Are there any rules of thumb for figuring out when you need to use a solver like Gurobi or CPLEX, and when you can just solve you problems directly with a Python, R, or Matlab package? Is it just a ...
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### DAG shortest path in R - I have a list of nodes, each node's completion time and each node's predecessor(s). How can I turn this to a list of arcs?

Without trying to manually sketch out a graph on paper, is there a simple way I could get the arcs between nodes in this problem? I am using R and it seems there must be an elegant way of doing so but ...
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### Solving Capacitated VRP with multiple various sized vehicles

I am looking to form a Capacitated VRP problem like this: I have 40,000 dropping locations with Demands of each point available I have 5-6 types of vehicles available with different capacities and ...
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### Reducing number of suppliers for product portfolio

I have the following matrix of suppliers who are able to make a certain product, against all products in my portfolio. What is the best way of finding the solution to "the least suppliers necessary ...
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### VRP package for R

I work almost exclusively in R and Rstudio, and have found it to be an excellent ecosystem for data analysis and OR, including discrete event simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, MILP, and the ...
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### Queuing models in R, $\lambda$ Little

It's noted that the number of folks in a stationary system will maintain an average equal to the rate of arrival multiplied by the mean of the service distribution. The formula $L = \lambda w$ is ...
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### R package for multi objective integer evolutionary algorithm

I have a discrete event simulation (simmer package) based on probability distributions in R. I would like to optimize the variables according to several (2 or more) objectives. I used the NSGA-II ...
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### Optimizing a capacitated clustering problem with Greedy search algorithm

So, I am trying to implement a greedy search algorithm to cluster a number of points. Each point has a specific demand and each cluster shouldn't exceed that demand. Now, when I run it for a smaller ...
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### Using R for coding Matheuristic for Research Publication

Given that R possesses superior data pre-processing and post-processing packages, I am thinking of coding a matheuristic using R for publishing in an academic research journal. However, I am unable ...
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### Problems with reading CPLEX LP models from file in R by package 'lpSolveAPI'

As an R user, I'm trying to read a CPLEX LP model from file by using the read.lp function from package lpSolveAPI. Here's the command line (from within RStudio): ...
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### Non-numeric argument to binary operator in MILPModel of ompr package

I am familiar with how to use ompr::MIPModel but I am trying to learn how to use MILPModel to take advantage of the model build ...
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### R ompr MILPModel array multiplication?

In R, I regularly ompr::MILPModel for optimization. I adapt the below snippet to enable multiplication of a decision variable with two dimensions (e.g., x[i,j] ) ...
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### How to use cplexAPI to solve quadratic programs/quadratically constrained linear programs?

I am trying to use cplexAPI to solve quadratic programs or quadratically constrained linear program. While it seems to be pretty straightforward to use ...
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### How to approach this Truck Utilisation problem?

The problem statement currently I have is very broad (or you can say very vague at the same time): I have a number of dropping locations (Customer locations) I have the location of the HUB I have a ...