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GLPK 4.41 released

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A new version of the GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK)  has been released – see here for GLPK tutorials. An updated version of the GUSEK windows GUI will follow probably soon. From the release notes:

GLPK 4.41 — Release Information

Release date: Dec 21, 2009

GLPK (GNU Linear Programming Kit) is intended for solving large-scale
linear programming (LP), mixed integer linear programming (MIP), and
other related problems. It is a set of routines written in ANSI C and
organized as a callable library.

In this release:

The following new API routines were added:

glp_transform_row     transform explicitly specified row
glp_transform_col     transform explicitly specified column
glp_prim_rtest        perform primal ratio test
glp_dual_rtest        perform dual ratio test

For description of these new routines see a new edition of the
reference manual included in the distribution.

The following API routines are deprecated: lpx_transform_row,
lpx_transform_col, lpx_prim_ratio_test, lpx_dual_ratio_test.

Some improvements were made in the MIP solver (glp_intopt).

The SQL table driver used to read/write data in MathProg models
was changed to allow multiple arguments separated by semicolon
in SQL statements. Thanks to Xypron <>.

Two new options were added to the glpsol stand-alone solver:
–seed value (to initialize the pseudo-random number generator
used in MathProg models with specified value), and
–ini filename (to use a basis previously saved with -w option
as an initial basis on solving similar LP’s).

Two new MathProg example models were included. Thanks to
Nigel Galloway <> and Noli Sicad
<> for contribution.

Scripts to build GLPK with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for
both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows were included. Thanks to Xypron
<> for contribution and testing.

See GLPK web page at <>.

GLPK distribution can be ftp’ed from <> or
from some mirror ftp sites; see <>.

UPDATE (01.01.2010): New version of GUSEK is also available:

I’ve updated the Gusek project on SourceForge:

Release 0.2.8 changes:
– GLPK updated to 4.41.
– Added Java files support (as in native SciTE).
– Added gnuplot files support (testing – thanks to Noli Sicad).

Gusek provide an open source LP/MILP IDE for Win32,
packing a custom version of the SciTE editor linked to the
GLPK standalone solver (glpsol.exe).

Best Regards (and happy new year!),
Luiz Bettoni


Written by Sebastian

December 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

Posted in Announcements, Software

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  1. Windows executables for GLPK 4.41 are available at


    December 27, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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