[SciPy-user] Need Help: Linear Programming

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sun Dec 21 23:14:11 CST 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 23:10, Aditya Sethi <ady.sethi@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi SciPy community:
> I have recently started using SciPy and NumPy and have absolutely fallen in
> love with the vast libraries. It has made my job much easier using
> Interpolation and Linear Algrebra from the SciPy modules. Hopefully in the
> future, I can contribute to the SciPy community.
> I have been stuck in finding a linear programming solver via the Simplex
> method or any other widely used method. I searched further and found OpenOpt
> in SciKits but am reluctant to use this as it is not under the control of
> the SciPy community.

You shouldn't be reluctant. It's a fine piece of software in its own
right. I don't think it actually has an LP solver inside it, though; I
believe it uses external solvers.

> But my friend assures me that sine SciPy has a lot more complex Non-linear
> programming solvers, there must be something for Linear Programming in there
> but I am not able to find it.

No, we have no LP solvers in scipy.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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