# Questions tagged [cplex]

Questions related to the commercial solver IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

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### Bioinformatics / Genomics Optimization Problems?

I am a third year bioinformatics student and would like to apply my knowledge from an introductory course in Optimization Methods to some problems in the field of genomics or bioinformatics. Do you ...
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### Get array of sequences for array of interval arrays in OPL

So I want to define multiple sequences (an array of them). I have this: ...
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### how to determine differents gap rate?

I found in the literature different gaps: a gap between a random solution and an exact solution a gap between the exact solution and a lower bound a gap between the exact solution and a lower bound a ...
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### Obtaining the system of irredundant inequalities from a set of inequalities using CPLEX

Given a linear system of inequalities $Ax \geq b$, I would ideally like to compute the irredundant set for those set of inequalities. I know how to do so mathematically, but I was wondering if there ...
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### What are the advantages of commercial solvers like Gurobi or Xpress over open source solvers like COIN-OR or CVXPY?

I come from an ML background, and occasionally have to dive into the OR world. I am trying to figure out whether I need to purchase a commercial solver license for a certain problem set. In the ML ...
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### MILP Minimum set Vertex cover coding by Python or MATLAB?

As a following up for my question for modeling a simple moded of the minimum set vertex cover problem, which is shown next. I would like to have your help in modeling this problem using Python or ...
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### How do I interpret the CPLEX Optimization Studio MIP gap output?

I'm having difficulties understanding my FlowControl output compared to what the Engine Log shows me. My output from the FlowControl into the Scripting Log (yellow marks) is ...
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### Add robustness of AMPL code through file name

I want to add robustness to my AMPL code, here is what I am actually doing: In my script I use a .txt file that contains all my parameters, lets call it "instance.txt". I want to print my ...
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### Issue with number of threads on Cplex

I'm solving a bunch of similar problems and I want to compare them. To do so, I need everything to run on one thread. Even by setting the number of threads to 1, the model still runs on 8 threads. Has ...
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### Making distinct modifications on a model

How can I apply different modifications separately on a model? The example in CPLEX documentation shows how to make modifications on a single solved model. However, unlike this example, I want to make ...
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### Implementation of Local Branching

I've been recently reading some papers where the authors use local branching specifically in Benders Decomposition (see for reference). Although I understand up to some extend how the algorithm works, ...
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### How can I identify the reason that makes a MILP model hard for solvers such as CPLEX?

I'm solving a MILP model whose native lower bound (via linear relaxation) is very poor. We could provide a lower bound by providing a given value (derived based on the problem itself). I know that ...
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### implementation of heuristics using C++ to solve operations research problems

can anyone suggest some good books with the implementation of heuristics and matheuristics using C++ to solve operations research problems especially routing problems such as TSP and VRP. also, I need ...
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### Can CPLEX output LP solution with primal variables only?

CPLEX writeSolution method outputs both primal and dual variable values of a LP. I know how to parse through the solution file to extract specific primal variable ...
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### Semi continuous constraints in CPLEX Python

I have a semi-continuous optimization problem reformulated as a MIQP optimization problem. My objective has a quadratic form $x^{T}Qx$ and my $x_{i}$ are such as $x_{i} \in [m,M] \cup \{0\}$. ...
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### how to convert type of variable in CPLEX

I have an Integer Linear Problem which is solved quickly when I change my variable type to double. now I'm developing a fix and relax algorithm and I used conversion to change data type which takes a ...
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### How can I change decision variable type in Concert Technologies (with Java)

I have a MILP model with continuous variables ($y_{ij}$) and binaries ($x_{ij}$). I am using Java and cplex 12.8 for implementation. Is there a way by which - using the Java-cplex API - I would be ...
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### Benders implementation on Cplex is very slow

I'm working on a location problem and I have an issue with the Benders decomposition. I'm using Cplex with Python. I coded a single cut and a multi-cut to compare. The single-cut implementation takes ...
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### CPLEX keeps restarting in Pyomo

I tried running my model by adding the following settings to CPLEX. ...
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### How to linearize a quadratic constraint to add it then via a callback function

Suppose we have a positive continuous variables $0 \le x \le UB$ where $UB$ is a known upper bound. How can we linearize the term $x^2$? Detailled problem: Suppose that via a callback we compute a ...
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### CPLEX Python API Manual with References

I am currently attempting to code a model using the Python API. However, the IBM Site seems to not have one that is similar in formating and content depth such as those for C++ or Java (examples and ...
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### Find a particular optimal solution

After writing an integer linear program in AMPL, I solved it using CPLEX. Now, I have some variables that must necessarily be 1, others that must necessarily be 0 and finally it is possible that some ...
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### how can I use warm start in C#

I have been working on a MIP in C#. I want to reduce the gap, so I'm trying warm start. I use this code just before solve(). ...
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### Problem with implementing squared terms in the objective function

I'm trying to implement either one of these objective functions, but I'm having a hard time with the squared terms. I'm attaching both so you can take a look at the structure and see if you can give ...
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### CPLEX MIP warm start seems slow down the program?

I have been working on a combinatorial optimization problem which can be modeled as an integer linear programming. I implemented it as a c++ project in visual studio 2017 and CPLEX1271. With the hope ...
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### Optimization software for ARM Architecture

Given that tomorrow Apple will likely announce the first ARM Macs (per bloomberg), I was wondering what the current status of ARM support in optimization software. For instance, does anyone know if ...
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I have just installed Anaconda and am intending to use Spyder as it is able to display variable, parameter values for debugging. After which, I am planning to use Pyomo to code my MIP model and invoke ...
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### How to determine whether the solution is integer feasible in a CPLEX heuristic callback?

I am working with a MILP formulation of a routing problem using Concert CPLEX 12.10. And I am implementing a greedy heuristic that uses the variables fractional values to attempt to construct an ...
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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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### Cplex giving different solutions for equivalent Linear problems

I'm trying to simplify a linear problem by removing "useless" variables and constraints. After simplifying my initial problem and solving both instances with Cplex, it seems like the results differ ...
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### How to use tight upper and lower bounds to get to the optimal value via branch and bound?

I have algorithms that get me a tight upper (UB) and lower (LB) bound to a maximization binary integer program (a routing problem). My formulation is non-compact and requires the addition of sub-tour ...
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### shortest path problem,I want to write constraints in closed form

the constraints in the photo ,I need to translate to the closed-form I don't know how can I do this. Can you help? I need to write the mod file and dat file in Cplex for this problem
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### Why does the getTime() function from cplex concert returns wrong value?

I am running a MILP formulation (implemented in C++) with the Cplex Concert Technology 12.10, and I am trying to get the total elapsed time. So till the moment, I have tried three approaches: Be ...
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### Ways to improve lower bounds while solving MIPs

What are the ways to improve lower bounds while solving a minimization problem (MILP)?
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### Cplex : The cutting stock problem

The problem below aims to minimize the cutting leftovers from each cut : A company manufactures desks for kids gardens and primary schools, colleges and high schools. The leg of these deks all have ...
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### Problem with binary decision variable constraints in VRP

I would like to create non-linear violation costs in my VRP. I already created my whole VRP with time windows in which I have these decision variable: ...
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### Nested set in OPL/CPLEX

I'm trying to solve a scheduling problem using OPL/CPLEX. In the model, there are nine tasks in which each task has its specific precedence. the precedence relationship is as follows: ...
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### How can I represent null or dashes in a cost matrix or incidence matrix in CPLEX?

In the image below, the cost matrix of customers and supplier has several dashes which indicates the impossibility of certain suppliers with certain customers. How can I represent these dashes in ...
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### What is wrong with my linear programming model?

I tried solving this problem Here is my cplex code I have mentioned stored[month] as float+ but in the final result I get negative values. What is wrong with my model?
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### Duals in CPLEX generic callback

When using a generic callback in the "relaxation" context, it is fairly clear how to get values of the primal variables in the LP relaxation (along with a bunch of other stuff), but I can't seem to ...
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### Where can I find resources to learn mathematical modelling for real life operation research problems like combinatorial optimization?

I find it hard to form math models for real life operations research problems, how can I learn this? Any books, tutorials available?
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### How to formulate logical or constraint in cplex?

How to write the following constraint in cplex? the cost for full truck load is $700 and the cost of fractional truck load is \$800 *fraction up to \$700
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### How to form math model to solve this problem using cplex

Hiring company has the following requirement within a year; week 1 to 5: 20 week 6 to 20: 40 week 21 to 40: 35 week 41 to 60: 55 week 61 to 80:75 week 81 to 100: 60 Training time for an ...
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### How to read a solution file (.sol) in cplex python API?

I've been to trying to read a .sol file in cplex python API before solving the problem but couldn't find any command to do so. There are analogous commands for this ...
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### Can Gurobi or CPLEX handle nonlinearly constrained problems?

Though my title is quite general (please feel free to edit), indeed, I wonder if the following models can be solved in Gurobi or CPLEX. Model 2 is just an alternative one to Model 1. Although we ...
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### Constraint programming in OPL: intervals covering time slots

I am trying to model the following: There is a shop open from xx AM to yy PM. In each 30 min time slot, there have to be demand[timeSlot] = x employees present. E.g. the shop is open from 08am to ...
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### Cplex 12.10: How can I solve an LP relaxation?

I have an IloCplex object which contains a MILP. Is there a way to obtain the objective value of its LP relaxation, without having to rewrite the entire model as ...