Multiple-model OR packages (with W.K.Janczyk), Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol.39, no.5, 1988, pp487-509

Multiple-model OR packages (MMORPs) are software packages which incorporate algorithms for the solution of a wide range of OR models. In this paper we consider 15 such packages which are currently available for the IBM pc. A detailed review of these packages with respect to six common OR models (linear programming, integer programming, assignment, transportation, network analysis (PERT/CPM) and markov processes) is presented. Criteria for choosing a MMORP are highlighted and a subjective judgement made as to whether each package is worth considering for purchase or not.

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J E Beasley