Smart models start small

There is only one good way to build large-size or complex optimization models: to start by a small model and adding elements gradually until you get the model you wanted in the first place. I have seen so many people (including myself) try to build large-size, complex models from scratch, only to spend countless frustrating […]

5 reasons why solver developers should not listen (too much) to academia [dual]

We academia are very eager to offer advice. Here are a few reasons why solver developers should sometimes refrain from listening too much to what academia has to say. I don’t mean ignoring scientific literature, but rather “advice” and requests for features from graduate students and professors. You can get a set of arguments supporting […]

5 reasons why solver developers should listen to academia [primal]

We academia enjoy giving advice to others. Here are a few reasons why solver developers should sometimes listen to what academia have to say. You can get a set of opposite arguments on the associated dual post.