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1Installation of the METIS graph partitioning software within COIN.
2
3METIS is software for Serial Graph Partitioning and Fill-reducing
4Matrix Ordering
5
6Please visit the home page:
7
8http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/metis/metis/overview
9
10Information about conditions w.r.t. distribution can be found at
11
12http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/metis/metis/faq?q=metis/metis/faq#distribute
13
14(I sent an email to the Metis developer, asking for clarification of
15the Metis license.  You find the reply at the end of this file.)
16
17**********************************************************************
18Note: It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that you are entitled to
19      download and use this third party package.
20**********************************************************************
21
22If you are working under Unix/Linux-like system and you have `wget'
23installed, you can downloaded the required source code for METIS
24by executing the included script `get.METIS' in this directory.
25
26If you don't have wget available, follow those instructions:
27
28Go to the METIS Download website
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30http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/metis/metis/download
31
32and download the metis-4.0.tar.gz file.
33
34Unpack it in this directory:
35
36gunzip metis-4.0.tar.gz
37tar xf metis-4.0.tar
38
39Delete the tarball unless you want to keep it:
40
41rm metis-4.0.tar
42
43==========================================================================
44
45Email exchange regarding Metis license:
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48
49Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:52:10 -0500
50From: George Karypis <karypis@cs.umn.edu>
51To: 'Andreas Waechter' <andreasw@watson.ibm.com>
52Subject: RE: Metis license conditions
53
54Andreas,
55
56Metis can be used for non-commercial projects without any restrictions.
57For commercial-use, the essential restriction is for the vendors not to
58be reselling Metis.
59
60regards,
61
62george
63
64-----Original Message-----
65From: Andreas Waechter [mailto:andreasw@watson.ibm.com]
66Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 9:53 AM
67To: metis@cs.umn.edu
68Subject: Metis license conditions
69
70Hello,
71
72I'm maintaining an open-source project for nonlinear optimization (Ipopt
73at COIN-OR, see http://www.coin-or.org/Ipopt).  This project requires a
74linear solver, and I set up Makefiles for users who only have to download
75the sources (such as for MUMPS and MA57).  I recently added such a
76Makefile for Metis, since it improves the performance of the linear
77solvers (and therefore of Ipopt).
78
79Of course, I do not distribute the sources for any third-party code, but I
80tell users how they can download the code and where they can learn more
81about the license conditions.  For Metis, I only found the last answer in
82the FAQs.
83
84My colleague Anshul Gupta tells me that the license conditions for Metis
85are somewhat in flux.  However, could you please let me know what I can
86tell users regarding the Metis license?  I would add your answer (possibly
87verbatim) to the INSTALL.Metis file in
88
89https://projects.coin-or.org/BuildTools/browser/ThirdParty/Metis/trunk/INSTALL.Metis
90
91Thank you very much in advance!
92
93Best regards,
94
95Andreas
96
97Andreas Waechter
98Department of Mathematical Sciences
99IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
100P.O. Box 218 (Rt. 134)
101Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
102USA
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