Category: Computer

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LaTeX Templates for Optimization Models

While writing a file, many times I needed to insert an optimization model in an elegant way. While it may seem easier to find a template that works well, there are different ways to do it. Here, I will compile a...

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Solving Vehicle Routing Problem

First of all, what is “Vehicle Routing”? Vehicle Routing -VRP- is a common problem type in OR, which aims to provide service to demand points with a certain number of vehicles. VRP is introduced by Dantzig and Ramser (1959) -as Truck...

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Easiest Way to Use Matlab over Java

I think Matlab is often needed for OR people, for solving equations, taking derivatives, etc.. Although I like mathematical software, I am using Object Oriented Programming instead, since I’m more familiar to them. However due to limitations of programming languages, we...

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Role of computers in application of OR

At the beginning 1900’s mathematical tools to formulate decision problems were available, but lack of computational power prevented us from applying these concepts to large real life systems. Poptech recently shared a list of computers developed between 1938 – 1988. It...