A market for lemons is a market where the sellers cannot evaluate beforehand the...– Mechanical Turk, Low Wages, and the Market for Lemons - A Computer Scientist in a Business School
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Card Puzzle, Now in GAMS
Code below the line. Every new model I code in GAMS gives me the task to express things I took for granted elsewhere in a different, slightly awkward way. This time, it is index arithmetic. Every programming language I know allows calculations on the index(s) of an array, and I don’t see why an algebraic modeling language would not provide me with that on integer indexed sets as all the...
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An OPL model solving an 18th century card puzzle
… Incidentally, you may get a kick out of solving this eighteenth century card puzzle: Arrange all the jacks, queens, kings, and aces from a deck of cards in a square so that no suit or value would appear twice in any row, column, or the two main diagonals. from http://www.hakank.org/constraint_programming_blog/minizinc/ /********************************************* * OPL 6.3 Model *...
Open Solver for Excel
OpenSolver For those of us who are frustrated by the 200-variables limit of Excel’s solver, there is a good open source alternative out there. It may not be as fast as Gurobi or Cplex, but then Excel models should not require you to use that heavy artillery anyway.
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