Yesterday (5th July 2009) I attended a workshop run by GAMS (run as part of the EURO 2009 conference – see previous post). They provide a piece of software called GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System: http://www.gams.com) which enables an easy way to develop mathematical models and then solve them by calling various solvers (such as CPLEX, COIN-OR etc.).
I had heard of GAMS before, but had never really looked into it, played with it or talked to anybody who had used it.
I realise that the workshop was really a sales pitch but from what I saw it was very good.
You can download the software and try it (on small models) and this is something that I will be doing in the next couple of weeks. I’ll report how I get on.