The AMPL system is a sophisticated modeling tool that supports the entire optimization modeling lifecycle: development, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
By using a high-level representation that represents optimization models in the same ways that people think about them, AMPL promotes rapid development and reliable results.
For streamlined application-building, AMPL integrates modeling, command, and scripting languages in one convenient package.
While AMPL creates optimization problems from models and data, and retrieves results for analysis, solvers are the number-crunching algorithms that compute optimal solutions.
The AMPL product does not incorporate solvers, but rather provides interfaces to all of the best products of competing solver developers. A selection of top solvers can be purchased directly from us.
AMPL and solvers are available for all popular platforms including Windows, Linux, and OS X.