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For questions about the theoretical runtime needed for solving computational problems, often measured in the size of the input. This includes questions about whether polynomial time algorithms exist, …
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Questions on general heuristic strategies that can be instantiated for a specific problem to obtain a heuristic.
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For questions related to the use of a "big M" (large constant) in a mathematical modeling context, either in the objective function (to initialize the simplex method) or in constraints (to formulate l…
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Questions related to the IBM Decision Optimization CPLEX (docplex) which is designed for modeling and solving optimization problems in Python.
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For questions about mathematical models and algorithms for optimizing inventories.
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For questions related to the simplex method for linear programming (LP), which solves LPs optimally by moving iteratively from in corner point of the feasible region to a better one.
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Questions relating to the Google CP-SAT solver, available through OR-Tools.
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For questions on constraints controlled by binary variables.
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For questions related to convex functions and convex sets, especially as they relate to optimization problems.
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For questions about solving Operations Research problems using the C++ programming language.
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For questions related to the branch-and-bound method for integer programming problems, which recursively divides the solution space and identifies upper and lower bounds on the optimal objective funct…
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For questions related to the knapsack problem that seeks to find the number of each item to include in a limited container (in an integer knapsack or whether to include an item in a binary knapsack),…
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For questions asking for real-world applications of specific concepts.
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For questions about dynamic programming, a mathematical optimization technique where the optimal solution to the problem is found by breaking it down to simpler sub-problems and solved recursively.
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For questions related to commercial or open-source computer software used for operations research problems.
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For questions related to optimization problems for choosing the optimal locations of facilities such as warehouses, factories, fire stations, etc.
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For questions about solving Operations Research problems using the R programming language.
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CVXPY is a Python-embedded modeling language for convex optimization problems.
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For questions about the definition or meaning of terms used within Operations Research. Do not use this tag for questions about notation.
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For questions related to GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System), a high-level modeling system for mathematical optimization.
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Queueing theory is the mathematical study of waiting lines, or queues. A queueing model is constructed so that queue lengths and waiting time can be predicted. Queueing theory is generally considered …
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For questions on the set of points that satisfy a finite set of linear inequalities.
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For questions related to machine learning (ML), a type of algorithm that attempts to "learn" how to perform a task without being given an explicit set of rules to follow in order to perform it. Questi…
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For questions on a method that transforms a subset of the linear inequalities of a linear program into an equivalent representation by its extreme points and rays; this generally introduces a large nu…
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For questions related to the use of computer models to estimate performance measures for complex systems, typically under uncertainty.
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For questions related to the algebraic modeling language AMPL.
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For questions about obtaining upper or lower bounds for certain values, usually for an optimization objective.
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For questions about solving Operations Research problems using the Java programming language.
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For questions related to Operations Research approaches for modeling, managing, or optimizing supply chains, systems designed to move goods from where they are produced to where they are consumed.
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For questions about solving Operations Research problems using Matlab programming language.
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Disciplined convex programming (DCP) is a system for constructing mathematical expressions with known curvature from a given library of base functions.
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For questions related to Lagrange (or Lagrangian) multipliers, coefficients used to penalize violations of constraints that have been relaxed from an optimization problem.
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