The NEOS Server offers DICOPT
for the solution of mixed integer nonlinear
in GAMS format.
This code is based on extensions of the outer-approximation
Documentation for GAMS/DICOPT is available in PDF format.
DICOPT is developed by
Ignacio Grossmann, Jagadisan Viswanathan, and Aldo Vecchietti
Engineering Design Research Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Using the NEOS Server for DICOPT
The user must submit a model in GAMS
format to solve an optimization problem. For security purposes, the model
submitted must adhere to the following conventions:
If you are unfamiliar with GAMS, the
gives a quick introduction to the essentials of a GAMS model and the
output provided when the model is solved. Examples of models in GAMS
format can be found in the
GAMS model library and an
is also available.
- The model must be self contained, i.e. no $include or $batinclude
- No execution of external programs is allowed, i.e. no $call or execute
- No file creation, i.e. no put files or $echo
An option file can be used to specify DICOPT options. Currently, the NEOS
Server can only use optfile=1 with GAMS input. Therefore, any model
that specifies a different options file will not work as intended.
The NEOS Server initially limits the amount of output generated in the
listing file by turning off the symbol and unique element list, symbol
cross references, and restricting the rows and columns listed to zero.
This behavior can be changed by specifying the appropriate options
in the model file. See the
documentation on the
modeling language for further information.