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The AMPL Book

AMPL: A Modeling Language
for Mathematical Programming

by Robert Fourer, David M. Gay, and Brian W. Kernighan

Duxbury Press / Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 2002

Second edition, ISBN 0-534-38809-4
517 + xxi pp., $115.95 (substantial discounts available)


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Examples -- On-line copies of all sample models and data.

Guide to exercises

Errata for 2nd edition



Notice to users of AMPL Plus software included in the first edition: You will need to shift to an alternative version to use AMPL in 2003.
A comprehensive guide to building optimization models, for beginning or experienced users

Written by the creators of AMPL, this book is a complete guide for modelers at all levels of experience. It begins with a tutorial on widely used linear programming models and presents all of AMPL's features for linear programming with extensive examples. Additional chapters cover network, nonlinear, piecewise-linear, and integer programming; database and spreadsheet interactions; and command scripts. Most chapters include exercises.

Download free "student editions" of AMPL with MINOS, CPLEX, and other solvers for experiment, evaluation, and education. All are full-featured except for a limit of 300 variables and 300 constraints plus objectives. They complement the book for use in teaching, for self-paced instruction, and for evaluating the AMPL system.

AMPL for Courses provides size-unrestricted, time-limited copies of AMPL and popular solvers for teaching optimization in courses of many kinds.



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