Experimenting with LocalSolver 3.0 [primal]

This post presents and discusses results of some experiments performed with LocalSolver 3.0, a solver based on the local search paradigm. I investigate whether LS is able to find good solutions quickly and reliably. This post is a follow-up of my first experiments with LocalSolver; I encourage you to read this if you didn’t do so already. The […]

Testing a solver based on local search [dual]

This post discusses some challenges associated with testing a solver based on local search heuristics. Local search is quite different from mathematical programming-based solvers and it should be tested accordingly. The associated primal post (not yet published) presents the results of my experiments with LocalSolver 3.0. Local Search VS MI(N)LP: Apples and Oranges First thing […]

Speed dating with LocalSolver

This post records my observations and comments after my first evening using LocalSolver, a solver based on the local search paradigm rather than on the branch-and-cut framework common to most MIP solvers. Overall, my first contact with LocalSolver was quite positive. This is a very general review, as its performance and features will be reviewed in […]