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1README file for Bonmin
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3Bonmin (Basic Open-source Nonlinear Mixed INteger programming) is an
4open-source code for solving general MINLP (Mixed Integer NonLinear
5Programming) problems.
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7It is distributed on COINOR (www.coin-or.org) under the CPL (Common Public
8License). The CPL is a license approved by the OSI (Open Source
9Initiative), thus Bonmin is OSI Certified Open Source Software.
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11Bonmin features several algorithms
12 - B-BB is a NLP-based branch-and-bound algorithm,
13 - B-OA is an outer-approximation decomposition algorithm,
14 - B-QG is an implementation of  Quesada and Grossmann's branch-and-cut
15 algorithm,
16 - B-Hyb is a hybrid outer-approximation based branch-and-cut algorithm.
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19Bonmin documentation consists of a users' manual and a refernece
20manual they may be found on-line at the project web-site or can be built
21from the project source distribution. Instructions are provided in the
22INSTALL file.
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25BONMIN MAINTAINER : Pierre Bonami (contact at pbonami@andrew.cmu.edu)
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28BONMIN WEB-PAGE : https://projects.coin-or.org/Bonmin
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31BONMIN MAILING LIST : http://list.coin-or.org/mailman/listinfo/bonmin
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34For obtaining support, reporting bug, requesting feature you should
35write to the mailing-list (or if it does not exists yet to the project
36maintainer).
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39For contributing code you should either contact the project maintainer
40or write to the mailing list. You will find legal requirement here :
41http://www.coin-or.org/contributions.html#contributions.
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45This project was initiated in 2004 by IBM and Carnegie Mellon University
46as part of a joint effort to study algorithm for MINLP.
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48You may find additional informations on at
49http://egon.cheme.cmu.edu/ibm/page.htm.
50In partivular
51 - A publicly available library of test instances of Convex MINLPs,
52 - Research papers on new algorithmic procedures for MINLP.
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55DEPENDENCIES : Bonmin depends on the following external software : -
56COIN-OR software : CoinUtils, Cbc, Cgl, Clp, Ipopt
57- Others : blas, lapck, HSL.
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59EXTERNAL RESSOURCES : COIN-OR : www.coin-or.org Common Public License :
60http://www.opensource.org/licenses/cpl.php
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62IBM-CMU Open Source MINLP web page :
63http://egon.cheme.cmu.edu/ibm/page.htm
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