Does anyone have information about some survey or statistics concerning use of LP/ MILP tools in practice? I’m mainly interested in way of using. Which of the forms is more common: Stand alone desktop modeling environment or API for programming languages like C++, Java, Python? Is there any standard frequently used way of integration LP modeling tools into various kinds of software, or most of the solutions are specially tailored for individual use cases?

asked 04 Mar '13, 07:36

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This isn't an answer because I'm not aware of any such survey; but personally I use a modeling language (AMPL) to do fast protyping. If I were to build a product to bring to market, I would rewrite my model in a programming language to avoid a dependency on a modeling language (unless that modeling language had some sort of redistributable runtime). So it's not an either-or, it's often a both-and.

(04 Mar '13, 13:10) Gilead ♦

Not sure if it qualifies as an answer, but there was a discussion on it in the gurobi google-groups recently too

(04 Mar '13, 17:01) yeesian

I am not aware of statistics. That would be a very difficult study to design. The best way I can think of to guestimate the size of the industry and the most common usage patterns is to estimate head counts on the companies listed in Bob's annual LP survey.


answered 05 Mar '13, 10:23

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