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Optimization has become a paradigm for an exceedingly diverse variety of problems in all fields of engineering as well as the physical, biological, and social sciences. Thus AMPL has found uses in over 400 university departments and research laboratories throughout the world. AMPL is also used in a variety of corporate research laboratories for studies in energy, communications, and new technologies.

AMPL and solvers are available at highly discounted prices to degree-awarding institutions for research carried out by affiliated faculty, associates, and students. AMPL Optimization also supports the free solver programs of CPLEX, Gurobi, and Xpress for academic use. All academic versions allow full use of machine resources, with problem sizes limited only by the memory, storage, and processors available.

See our standard price list, academic price list, and our complete ordering instructions. You can also request a 30-day trial of AMPL and all of the solvers that we distribute.

Citations of AMPL in research papers

AMPL is cited by over 1800 papers in research journals and proceedings indexed by Web of Science. This visualization of the research fields of 400 citing articles since 2016 gives an indication of the breadth of the work represented:

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(Graphic generated by Web of Science. Papers may be associated with more than one field.)       

We list below a selection of 2019 papers that cite AMPL as having been used directly in the reported research:

Computers & Chemical Engineering 120 (5 January 2019) 54-69:
Parallel cyclic reduction decomposition for dynamic optimization problems, WeiWan. John P.Eason, BethanyNicholson, Lorenz T.Biegler

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 56 (April 2019) 264-275:
Quality and productivity driven trajectory optimisation for robotic handling of compliant sheet metal parts in multi-press stamping lines, Emile Glorieux, Pasquale Franciosa, Dariusz Ceglarek