Re: [R] modeling language for optimization problems

From: Huntsinger, Reid <reid_huntsinger_at_merck.com>
Date: Tue 04 Oct 2005 - 00:27:10 EST


Have you looked at the R interface to GLPK (the GNU Linear Programming Kit)? http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Descriptions/glpk.html

Reid Huntsinger

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[mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Prof Brian Ripley Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 10:38 AM
To: Paolo Cavatore
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Subject: Re: [R] modeling language for optimization problems

On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, Paolo Cavatore wrote:

> Does anyone know whether R has its own modeling language for optimization
> problems (like SIMPLE in NuOPT for S-plus)?

No. Note that SIMPLE is the language of NUOPT, not of S-PLUS. There is an (extra-cost) interface module S+NUOPT, but it is an interface to NUOPT's engine.

As far as I am aware R itself covers almost none of the ground of S+NUOPT, and available packages cover only a small part of it.

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