SolverStudio: A New Tool for Better Optimisation and Simulation Modelling in Excel

  title={SolverStudio: A New Tool for Better Optimisation and Simulation Modelling in Excel},
  author={A. Mason},
  journal={INFORMS Trans. Educ.},
  • A. Mason
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science
  • INFORMS Trans. Educ.
Excel's built-in Solver optimiser provides millions of spreadsheet users with easy access to optimisation, and is often used in teaching introductory optimisation courses. However, more sophisticated users often prefer to use modelling languages such as AMPL, GAMS, or PuLP, and so these are often taught in more advanced courses. Unfortunately, the command line and text file interfaces these systems employ present unnecessary barriers to their use. We have developed a new free Excel add-in… Expand
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