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INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018 in Phoenix

GAMS will be at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix

We will be at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

Visit our booth for a chat - give us feedback, ask a question, or share your experiences.

 

You can also attend one of our presentations:

Pre-Conference Workshop: GAMS - An Introduction

By Steven Dirkse and Lutz Westermann
Saturday, November 3, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Room: 122A

Get ready to learn the basics of GAMS, i.e. how to develop algebraic models and solve them using state-of-the-art algorithms. In this workshop, the key concepts of GAMS and the fundamentals of the language (e.g. sets, data, variables, equations) will be introduced. The main part will consist of a demonstration, where we build a simple optimization-based decision support application from scratch. We show how GAMS supports an easy growth path to larger and more sophisticated models, promotes speed and reliability during the development phase of optimization models, and provides access to all of the most powerful solver packages. Along the way we will look at some of the data management tools included in the GAMS system and show how to analyze and debug large problems using the various tools available within GAMS. This introduction assumes no familiarity with GAMS. There will be time for questions both during and at the end of this workshop.

 

Technology Tutorial: GAMS - An Introduction

By Steven Dirkse and Lutz Westermann
Sunday, November 4, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm, Room: 223 North, 200 Level

We'll introduce the key concepts of the GAMS language (e.g. sets, data, variables, equations) as we show how to build an optimization-based decision support application. Along the way, we'll show how GAMS supports an easy growth path to larger and more sophisticated models and provides access to the most powerful large-scale solver packages. We will also look at some of the data management tools included in the GAMS system and show how to analyze and debug large problems using the various tools available within GAMS. Finally, we'll show how our latest release supports integrating GAMS with object-oriented programming languages like C#, Python, and Java.

 

Enhanced Model Deployment and Solution in GAMS

By Steven Dirkse
Monday, November 5, 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm, Room: 10GB, West Bldg

The new capabilities recently added to GAMS make it easier than ever to develop, solve, and deploy models in non-traditional and powerful ways. Our cross-platform GAMS Studio provides a fresh look that will be welcomed by Mac users. Our embedded Python facility opens up a wealth of possibilities and makes data movement between GAMS and Python fast and painless, while providing a seamless union of Python code in a GAMS model. Finally, we have multiple ways to solve & deploy models to take advantage of parallel computing and opportunities to solve a group of similar models with only a single model generation. In this talk, we'll introduce these capabilities and demonstrate their use with a series of examples.

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