Optlang

optlang - sympy based mathematical programming language

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optlang

Vision

optlang provides a common interface to a series of optimization solvers (linear & non-linear) and relies on sympy for problem formulation (constraints, objectives, variables, etc.). Adding new solvers is easy: just sub-class the high-level interface and implement the necessary solver specific routines.

Documentation

The documentation for optlang is provided at readthedocs.org.

Example

Formulating and solving the problem is straightforward (example taken from GLPK documentation):

from optlang import Model, Variable, Constraint, Objective

x1 = Variable('x1', lb=0)
x2 = Variable('x2', lb=0)
x3 = Variable('x3', lb=0)

c1 = Constraint(x1 + x2 + x3, ub=100)
c2 = Constraint(10 * x1 + 4 * x2 + 5 * x3, ub=600)
c3 = Constraint(2 * x1 + 2 * x2 + 6 * x3, ub=300)

obj = Objective(10 * x1 + 6 * x2 + 4 * x3, direction='max')

model = Model(name='Simple model')
model.objective = obj
model.add([c1, c2, c3])

status = model.optimize()

print "status:", model.status
print "objective value:", model.objective.value
for var_name, var in model.variables.iteritems():
    print var_name, "=", var.primal

The example will produce the following output:

status: optimal
objective value: 733.333333333
x2 = 66.6666666667
x3 = 0.0
x1 = 33.3333333333

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