The Definition of the Language

  • Tony Hürlimann
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 31)


LPL is not a commercial system which needs to compete with other systems. The language is relatively simple and small. There are three reasons why LPL has been developed. In the mid-eighties, when the LPL project began, there were virtually no modeling tools available for personal computers. Yet, people at our Institute of Informatics had to manage real-life, large models. LPL and other tools have been developed and have been used since for this purpose. The second reason was to have computer-based tools for teaching modeling in operations research. I always found it to be an anachronism to teach modeling in OR without a computer. After all, wasn’t OR a child of the advent of computers?


Binary Variable Logical Operator Conjunctive Normal Form Syntax Tree Predicate Expression 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Hürlimann
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  1. 1.Institute for InformaticsUniversity of FribourgSwitzerland

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