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Re: [Help-glpk] GLPK add-on for Excel

From: Jeffrey Kantor
Subject: Re: [Help-glpk] GLPK add-on for Excel
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:44:39 -0500

All --

I'm pretty naive on licensing matters, so this is a question rather
than a comment.  But CBC from COIN-OR is not on a GPL license.  Would
using GLPK allow for simpler, more user friendly packaging and
distribution of OpenSolver?


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On Jul 12, 2010, at 12:47 PM, glpk xypron <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Larry,
>> There is a new add-on for Excel called OpenSolver.
>> I was wondering if it is possible to make a GLPK add-on
>> for Excel similar to this one.
> opensolver creates a cplex file, calls cbc.exe with the
> cplex file and then parses the solution file created
> by cbc.exe.
> Opensolver could be patched to use glpk.exe instead of
> cbc.exe.
> Please, describe which benefit for the user you want
> to create by using GLPK instead of CBC.
> For OpenOffice 3.0 a addon using lp_solve is available.
> Best regards
> Xypron
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