Accession Number : ADA141094

Title :   Microcomputer-Based Graphical Linear Programming Package.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Mullennex,M. L.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Linear Programming is an extremely powerful and widely used technique used in decision analysis. This paper describes the design, implementation and operation of an interactive, graphical linear programming software package implemented on a microcomputer. The software is written in Pascal and is supported by the UCSD Pascal Operating System. This operating system has allowed chaining between programs as well as extensive segmentation of procedures. The modularly implemented software package provides the user with the option of performing regular simplex and sensitivity analysis operations or graphical simplex and sensitivity analysis operations on a user-entered or preformatted linear programming problem. Should the user choose to perform regular simplex and sensitivity analysis operations on a problem, all results are displayed in tabular form on the screen. If the option chosen is graphical simplex and sensitivity analysis, the feasible region and simplex search procedure, as well as any changes to the objective function or feasible region as a result of sensitivity analysis, are displayed on the screen in high resolution, two-dimensional color graphics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Linear programming, *Interactive graphics, Microcomputers, Simplex method, Sensitivity, Decision theory, User manuals, High resolution, Two dimensional, Colors, Theses

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE