Date of Original Version

1996

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

Abstract: "Mixed logical/linear programming (MLLP) is an extension of mixed integer/linear programming (MLLP). It represents the discrete elements of a problem with logical propositions and provides a more natural modeling framework than MILP. It can also have computational advantages, partly because it eliminates integer variables when they serve no purpose, provides alternatives to the traditional continuous relaxation, and applies logic processing algorithms. This paper surveys previous work and attempts to organize ideas associated with MLLP, some old and some new, into a coherent framework. It articulates potential advantages and disadvantages of MLLP and illustrates some of them with computational experiments."

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