I am looking to build a list of "pure" Java LP solvers. That is LP solvers which are implemented entirely in Java so that platform specific binaries are not necessary. So far, I have only been able to find two,

1) The apache commons optimization package:

2) ojAlgo

asked 02 Nov '11, 11:30

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Welcome! When you say implemented entirely in Java, do you mean written in Java or written in a language that runs on a JVM? Not that I know of, or would want to write, an LP solver in Clojure.

(02 Nov '11, 17:47) Luis de la T...

Written in Java is what I had in mind, although any LP binary for the JVM would be an interesting side note.

(02 Nov '11, 18:05) Carleton

I'm actually working on a basic two-phase simplex solver in Clojure at the moment. Mostly as an exercise to teach myself Clojure. It won't be ready for a while yet though.

(02 Nov '11, 18:49) DC Woods ♦

From a user's perspective, the JVM language the library is written in shouldn't matter too much. In Drools Planner (which is pure Java), I have several users who use another JVM language (Scala mostly). Although I did have to change a small thing in my generics usage to make it more user-friendly for them... so it does matter a little bit.

(03 Nov '11, 12:16) Geoffrey De ... ♦

Choco is a also pure Java LP solver I think (Update: apparently it's only a CP solver). There are also some non-LP solvers in pure Java which solve the same kind of problems (and probably scale out better): our Drools Planner, cpsolver, ...


answered 03 Nov '11, 05:59

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edited 03 Nov '11, 12:16

Just to add some precision concerning Geoffrey De Smet post. Choco (http://www.emn.fr/z-info/choco-solver/) is a java library for CP but as far as I know not designed for LP.


answered 03 Nov '11, 06:58

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Thanks for the correction :)

(03 Nov '11, 12:11) Geoffrey De ... ♦

OR-Objects appears to have an LP solver: http://1997.opsresearch.com/OR-Objects/index.html

I haven't tried it, I just found it while looking for something else.


answered 04 Nov '11, 18:23

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OptimJ from ATEJI is now free. It plugs to third party such as LP-Solve or GLPK (free) , CPLEX and Gurobi (commercial)


answered 07 Nov '11, 18:15

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But even ATEJI is implemented in java (in fact it's an language extension I believe), OP is asking for solver in pure java and LP-Solve and GPLK is not. Besides if OP is looking for a "small" solver, it would be overkill to use a "big" modeling language.

(07 Nov '11, 18:37) Bo Jensen ♦

My original inquiry is partly out of curiosity and partly out of a desire with imbed LP solvers into Java applications without the need to make special builds for different platforms. All solvers mentioned in this comment requite platform specific builds.

(08 Nov '11, 02:12) Carleton
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