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All classes after Nov. 7 are compulsory!
In the course we make use of the packages maple, lp_solve, cplex and
lrs. All are installed on lab
machines, eg: lab103n-1,2,3 ... . See below for how to get an account. If you do not find the software,
try typing: %source /usr/socs/Cshrc
cplex (path: /usr/local/pkgs/cplex/ )
Instructions for cplex can be found here.
maple (path: /usr/local/pkgs/maple/bin/)
A maple session that shows how to solve systems of equations is here.
This can be useful to check your arithmetic for Assignment 1
The full package is available for download from the lp_solve home page.
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
Machines are available in McConnell 103n, and have names
lab103n-k.cs.mcgill.ca where k=1,2,3,....
To connect from home you will need to use ssh (telnet will not work)
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
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
Prof. Goffin's home page
Journals to check:
Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, Networks,
INFORS, Interfaces, Management Science