Modeling by Object-Driven Linear Elemental Relations: A User's Guide for MODLER©

Harvey J. Greenberg

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 Overview, Installation, and Help
1.1 What you have and how to begin
1.2 Quick installation for DOS environment
1.3 Alternative environments
1.4 Some interactive language conventions
1.5 On-line documentation
Chapter 2 Anatomy of a Linear Program
2.1 Algebraic form
2.2 Model syntax
2.3 Objects and relations
Chapter 3 Preliminaries
3.1 The sign-on and basic interactive conventions
3.2 Elementary models and query
3.3 Randomization by command
Chapter 4 Models and Instances
4.1 Some precepts
4.2 More examples
4.3 Data objects
4.4 Randomization options
Chapter 5 Special Structures
5.1 Binary variables and logical constraints
5.2 Dynamic models
5.3 Approximation of nonlinear functions
5.4 Elastic programming
Chapter 6 The SUM Expression
6.1 Simple examples
6.2 Index conditions
6.3 Data conditions
Chapter 7 Dependencies
7.1 Set maps
7.2 Implicit sets
7.3 Implicit tables
7.4 The SHOW command
Chapter 8 File Interfaces
8.1 Environment controls
8.2 Dictionaries, documents, help, and keyword files
8.3 Execution files
8.4 Model files
8.5 Data files
8.6 Matrix and packed files
8.7 Schema and syntax files
8.8 Explain files
Chapter 9 More Model Description
9.1 Term expressions
9.2 A blending model
9.3 The REPORT execution file
9.4 Attribute inheritance
9.5 Equation conditions
9.6 Use of set maps
Chapter 10 Model Management
10.1 Overview
10.2 A case study
10.3 Using directories to aid formulation

Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Appendix B: The MODLER Library
Appendix C: Special Symbols
Index


Last updated: November 29, 1998