Follow these steps to submit a job to NEOS via XML-RPC clients:
  1. Save the following template using your browser's copy and paste tools
  2. Using your favorite editor, plug your data files and parameters into the message in the indicated spots
  3. Descriptions of the input are written with the web interface in mind. If the description asks for the name of a file, then you will instead need to insert the contents of the file itself.
  4. The <![CDATA[ ... ]]> tag is an escape indicator. This will ensure that any special characters in your inputs (such as <, >, &, etc.) will be interpreted correctly.

For XML-RPC, you need to submit the contents of this file to NEOS with the submitJob() method, and retrieve the results with the getResults() method. Go here for more information on using the XML-RPC interface to NEOS.

<document>
<category>lp</category>
<solver>FICO-Xpress</solver>
<inputMethod>MPS</inputMethod>

<MPS><![CDATA[...Insert Value Here...]]></MPS>

<par><![CDATA[...Insert Value Here...]]></par>

<algorithm><![CDATA[...Insert Value Here...]]></algorithm>

<maximize><![CDATA[...Insert Value Here...]]></maximize>

<nosol><![CDATA[...Insert Value Here...]]></nosol>

<comments><![CDATA[...Insert Value Here...]]></comments>

</document>

Description of input values

MPS

par
To override the default parameter settings, submit a parameter file in the FICO Xpress Optimizer format. The file will be scanned for settings that are not available on NEOS; the possibly modified file will be returned with the output.
algorithm
Select the SIMPLEX or BARRIER algorithm.
maximize
Check the box if your objective should be maximized. The default is minimization.
nosol
Check the box if the solution should not be included in the output. The default setting is to include the solution.
comments
You may enter any additional comments here, for example, to identify the data for your own information. These comments will be returned with your results.