[R] asking advice for Integer Programming packages

Hans W. Borchers hwborchers at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 29 13:29:56 CEST 2009

Looking into the 'Optimization' task view you will also identify the 
Rsymphony package. A short overview of these packages and a benchmark 
based on a test suite can be found in


Different problems may have quite different running times applying the
underlying procedures. So the question is not so much about ease of use,
but how well they fit with the problem.

Regards, Hans Werner

dl7631 wrote:
> Dear everyone,
> I don't know much about Integer Programming but am afraid I am facing
> a problem that can only be solved via Integer Programming. I was
> wondering if those of you who have experience with it could recommend
> an R package.
> I found the following R packages:
> Rglpk
> glpk
> lpSolve
> lpSolveAPI
> Are there any others?
> Are some of them easier to use than others for a beginner?
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
> -- 
> Dimitri Liakhovitski
> MarketTools, Inc.
> Dimitri.Liakhovitski at markettools.com
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