308-566A   Autumn 2001       Course Announcements

Please check this page once a week.          New items at the top of the page.  last update: 2001.10.23

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Bohdan's office hours are in MC232, Tues 10-11:30

Presentation schedule is now posted, follow link from course home page.

The first problem on Assignment 3 does not have a feasible solution. It should be modified
to allow overtime in the fourth month also.

Instructions for cplex can be found here.

A maple session that shows how to solve systems of equations is here.
This can be useful to check your arithmetic for Assignment 1

This program can be used to solve linear or integer linear programs, and is available
on lab110-5...lab110-18 in /usr/local/pkgs/lp_solve_3.2
It is also on servers mimi and willy
Usage: lp_solve < input_file
Some examples input and output files are here.
The man page is here.

The full package is available for download at

A nice help page with DOS executable is available at:

  How to get a computer account:The prerequisites are
        1) Must be taking a CS course
        2) Must have paid tuition

From any unix lab workstation (103N, 105N)
        1) Log-in username "newuser" password "newuser"
        2) Follow the steps
         - An account will be created.
        Alternative is to use any webbrowser and connect to

High performance workstations available for this course are in MC110, and
have names: lab110-5...lab110-18

The SOCS Inside-Out Website is a dynamic student initiative which aims to
reduce frustration and raise the level of computing competency at McGill.
It can be found on the web at http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~guide


Some pointers for those looking for projects:

The Optimization Technology Center

Informs Search of Annual Comprehensive Index Bibliographic Database

ORMS today

Prof. Goffin's home page

Journals to check:
Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, Networks,
INFORS, Interfaces, Management Science