AMPL for Academic Research

All the benefits of commercial licenses, at a fraction of the price.

Academic Solver Pricing

These prices apply to purchases by degree-awarding institutions for use in noncommercial teaching and research activities. Products covered by academic prices are full-featured and have no arbitrary limits on problem size. Our separate standard price list is applicable to all other purchases.

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Purchase + Maintenance
Single-Machine License Floating License
AMPL
$200
$300

Linear-quadratic solvers

Free 1-year licenses available: see below*

Nonlinear solvers

$200

$300

$200

$300

$150

$225

$150

$225

$160

$240

Global solvers

$200

$300

$100

$150

$350

$475

LINDO Global Basic**

$200

$300

$800

$1,200

*  Upon request and appropriate registration we can supply free 1-year academic COPT, CPLEX, Gurobi, and Xpress licenses of the same number and type as purchased academic AMPL licenses. Subject to continued participation by the solver developers, these free licenses can be renewed for additional 1-year terms when AMPL maintenance and support service, described below, is also renewed. 

To receive the free 1-year academic CPLEX license, you must affirm that you are entitled to receive the CPLEX solver under the terms of the IBM Academic Initiative. You can register for this IBM program

To receive the free 1-year academic Xpress license, you must affirm that you are entitled to receive the Xpress solver under the terms of the FICO Academic Partner Program. You can apply for this FICO program

Standard academic Gurobi and Xpress licenses are also available for purchase; contact us at sales@ampl.com for details. 

** The discounted Basic version of LINDO Global is limited to 3200 nonlinear variables

The AMPL system included in every license and bundle

All AMPL licenses provide you with the powerful optimization system of writing AMPL models with our IDE, and connecting to your data from databases, spreadsheets and CSV files.

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AMPL IDE is a ready-to-go visual development environment with built-in controls for optimization model development and testing.

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Integrate your optimization models with spreadsheet and relational sources, locally or in the cloud. AMPL’s table handlers establish fast connections for data input and result output.

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Try out the features of all the best solvers, without changing your model or data. AMPL’s standard interface lets you focus first on modeling and then choose the optimization engine that meets your needs.

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Build optimization into your enterprise systems or software products, using AMPL’s application programming interfaces. AMPL offers fast connections to Python, R, C++, C#, MATLAB, and Java, while maintaining your model in its
original, readable form.

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Master the AMPL language and system quickly with our introductory materials, examples, and documentation. The AMPL book provides a complete tutorial introduction (and it’s great for teaching, too).

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Extensive documentation for newcomers and experts alike. Learn how to install, use, integrate and deploy AMPL models and applications.

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Count on our team to help you in all stages of application building. Our technical staff provides expert advice on AMPL, solvers, and optimization, and our consulting service can help you build and integrate your models.

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Join the conversation and receive support in our google forum. Our expert technical support team answers your questions and provides continuous content upgrades. 

AMPL prices are for the AMPL modeling language and system, including the AMPL command-line and IDE development tools and the AMPL API programming libraries. To make use of AMPL it is necessary to also obtain at least one solver having an AMPL interface. Solvers may be obtained from us or from another source.

As listed above, we offer many popular solvers for direct purchase; refer to Solvers We Sell to learn more, including problem types supported and methods used. Our prices for these solvers apply to the versions that incorporate an AMPL interface; a previously or concurrently purchased copy of the AMPL software is needed to use these versions. Programming libraries and other forms of these solvers are not included.

AMPL may also be purchased by itself for connection to solvers sold by other vendors and to noncommercial or experimental solvers. Contact us or consult our Solvers overview page for pointers to detailed information about all solver alternatives.

Each single-machine license allows the product to be run by any number of users in any number of simultaneous processes, on one designated computer. (KNITRO is limited to one user.)

Each floating license allows one single license at a time to be activated on any computer where the product is installed. One computer must be designated as the license server; it may manage any number of floating licenses and may be configured to restrict requests to a specified list of network (IP) address ranges.

Upon request and appropriate registration we can supply free 1-year academic COPT, CPLEX, Gurobi, and Xpress licenses of the same number and type as purchased academic AMPL licenses. Subject to continued participation by the solver developers, these free licenses can be renewed for additional 1-year terms when AMPL maintenance and support service, described below, is also renewed.

To receive the free 1-year academic CPLEX license, you must affirm that you are entitled to receive the CPLEX solver under the terms of the IBM Academic Initiative. You can register for this IBM program.

To receive the free 1-year academic Xpress license, you must affirm that you are entitled to receive the Xpress solver under the terms of the FICO Academic Partner Program. You can apply for this FICO program.

Standard academic Gurobi and Xpress licenses are also available for purchase; contact us at sales@ampl.com for details.

AMPL maintenance and support service includes access to AMPL and solver software updates, regeneration of license files necessitated by hardware changes, and technical assistance with installation and execution. The quoted prices include one year of maintenance and support. Subsequent maintenance and support service is charged at an annual rate equal to a percentage, currently 20%, of the license price in effect at the time of renewal.

Maintenance and support will be billed annually unless cancelled in writing by the customer prior to the renewal date. Contact us at sales@ampl.com for information on upgrades to copies not currently under maintenance.

Discounts may be available on purchases of multiple AMPL or solver licenses. Previous purchases can be counted toward volume discounts provided their maintenance is current. Please contact us at sales@ampl.com for details.

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