Monday, March 28, 2011

Coopr 2.5(2.5.3890) has just been released! Coopr is a collection of Python software packages that supports a diverse set of optimization capabilities for formulating and analyzing optimization models.

The following are highlights of this release:

- Solvers
    * MIP solver interface updates to use appropriate objective names
    * Added support for suffixes in GUROBI solver interface
    * Improved diagnostic analysis of PH solver for the extensive form

- Usability enhancements
    * Improved robustness of coopr_install
    * Fixed Coopr installation problem when using easy_install
    * Added a script to launch the CooprAge GUI.
    * LP files now are written with the true objective name
    * Rework of pyomo command line to create a concise output
    * Many efficiency improvements during model generation!
    * Many improvements to diagnostic output and error handling
    * Expressions like "model.p > 1" can now be used within generation rules

- Modeling
    * Added support for generalized disjunctive programs (in coopr.gdp)
    * Constraints can now be specified in "compound" form:  lb <= expr <= ub
    * Significant robustness enhancements for model expressions
    * Improved error handling for constraint generation

- Other
    * Python 2.5 is deprecated due to performance issues
    * Python versions 2.6 and 2.7 are supported
    * New MS Windows installer is now available

See the Coopr wiki for further details!

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