Branch and Bound, Integer, and Non-Integer Programming

In this note we review the development of the first commercial branch and bound codes at CEIR/Scicon, with particular emphasis on those features not commonly emphasized today—that is the use of branch and bound to handle discrete constructs, which, while often formally representable in terms of zero-one integer variables, can be handled more elegantly and effectively by applying branch and bound to the actual dichotomies in the model.

By: J. J. H. Forrest, J. A. Tomlin

Published in: RC22890 in 2003


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