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A nice clojure api for doing linear programming. It uses Apache Commons Math under the covers.

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Put this in your lein depenencies:

[clj-linear "0.1.0-notyet"]

Then add this to your requires:

  [clj-linear.core :as lp]

Then you can use it like this:

  (lp/expression (+ (* -2 :x) :y -5))
    (<= (+ :x (* 2 :y)) 6)
    (<= (+ (* 3 :x) (* 2 :y)) 12)
    (>= :y 0)))

;; => {:x 4.0, :y 0.0}


clj-linear uses two kinds of data under the covers.


An linear expression is a map of variables to coefficients. You can make it by hand, or with the expression macro. clj-linear.expressions has some useful code for manipulating linear expressions in this form.


Constraint equations are maps of the form {:op :lhs :rhs}, where :op is one of :=, :>=, or :<=. :lhs and :rhs are both linear expressions as described above. These are most easily created with the constraint and constraints macros, but may be manipulated by hand as well. NB: the macros will automatically normalize your constraints to put all the variables on the left-hand side and the constant on the right. The input to the minimize function must be in this form.


You can you anything that's not a number or map as the variable in your linear systems. In particular, it's useful build up a system using vectors as variables and later merge the results into your own data using assoc-in .


Copyright © 2013 Russell Mull

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