A primal all-integer algorithm based on irreducible solutions
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This paper introduces an exact primal augmentation algorithm for solving general linear integer programs. The algorithm iteratively substitutes one column in a tableau by other columns that correspond to irreducible solutions of certain linear diophantine inequalities. We prove that various versions of our algorithm are finite. It is a major concern in this paper to show how the subproblem of replacing a column can be accomplished effectively. An implementation of the presented algorithms is given. Computational results for a number of hard 0/1 integer programs from the MIPLIB demonstrate the practical power of the method.
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