I noticed lately that bin packing is pretty popular. But unlike employee shift rostering and exam scheduling, I haven't got an example of bin packing yet in Drools Planner, even though I 've heard that it's been used for it already.

I don't want to invent a bin packing problem, instead I 'd like to use real-world data, preferably with many constraints and many distinct data sets.

Do you know a good bin packing problem description with real-world datasets that is freely available online? Even better would be a competition (ongoing or finished), so I can compare my results with other implementations.

asked 26 Dec '10, 20:13

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Not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but provides data sets for a large variety of problems, including bin packing.



answered 30 Dec '10, 15:47

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The one caveat being that I'm not sure these qualify as "real-world" data sets -- I'm not positive, but I think they were artificially generated.

(01 Jan '11, 16:46) Paul Rubin ♦♦

I don't have Data-Sets, but pyShipping has a is a real-world Python Implementation for 4D bin-packing you can benchmark against.


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One thing we could do is come up with a good competition ourselves then post it up on the kaggle machine learning competition website.

There is a canonical dataset for packing cargo vessels. I'll try refind it now.


answered 30 Dec '10, 22:17

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That dataset sounds interesting. Is it real world data?

(31 Dec '10, 11:27) Geoffrey De ... ♦

I've made a public request for a bin packing or vehicle routing problem on my blog. Hopefully a company want to supply me with real world data. If I get a response, feel free to try the problem in other solvers so we can compare results :)


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edited 15 Jan '11, 14:27

Fairview Analytics might have the data your looking for http://www.clarity-centre.org/content/clarity-and-fairview-analytics-win-enterprise-ireland-commercialization-award

(17 Jan '11, 15:38) davidc 1
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