Accession Number : AD0779040

Title :   A Computer Language for Mathematical Program Formulation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Mills,Ronald E. ; Fetter,Robert B.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Employing a Conversational Modelling Language (CML), a special computer language has been implemented to allow the specification of mathematical programming models and their parameterization. The language has been designed to be 'natural' in the mathematical programming context and to include interfaces with computer routines such as MPSX for optimization. Features implemented include equation writing, preparation of computer input, automatic checking and removal of redundancies, plus the ability to display solutions of such models given sufficient specification of decision variables. The system can prompt the user for incomplete model specification. Examples of the use of the language in building interactive decision support systems are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical programming, *Compilers, Mathematical models, Syntax, Semantics

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE