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COIN Binary Distribution Project

This project is a fledgling effort to distribute binaries built from the source code of various COIN-OR projects. The goal is to provide libraries and executables precompiled on the most popular platforsm for those users who do not need to look at or modify the source code of the COIN projects themselves. Currently supported platforms are

  • Microsoft Windows with the Visual C++ 7 (.NET) compiler
  • Microsoft Windows with the Visual C++ 6 compiler
  • Linux with the g++ 3 compiler on ix86 architectures
  • Linux with the g++ 4 compiler on ix86 architectures
  • Mac OS X with the g++ 4 compiler on Power PC architectures

Projects currently included in the distribution are

New projects will be added as the project matures.

To download, see Coin Binaries

For installation help, see InstallationInstructions.

For the current strawman proposal for running the project, see BinaryDistributionRequirements.

Using the Coin Binaries

It is possible to use this distribution "out-of-the-box" to solve linear and integer programs. Nothing needs to be compiled or linked. In this distribution there is a bin directory that the executable clp (or clp.exe for Windows) that can be used to solve linear and integer programs. Here is a simple example of this program:

clp ../examples/p0033.mps -primalsimplex

In order to get more detail on inputs to clp, execute clp and then type in ?.

This distribution also contains key COIN libraries An example of how to use the binaries is in the attached file examples.zip posted below.

Happy computing from the COIN Binary Distribution Project team.

JP Fasano Kipp Martin Ted Ralphs

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