- Julia Programming for Operations Research, 2nd Edition
- What’s New in the Second Edition
- Table of Contents
- Purchasing the Book
- Code Download
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Julia is a computer programming language for scientific computing.
Julia Programming for Operations Research, 2nd Edition
To my frustration, not all graduate students in operations research have proper background in computer programming and many take long time to learn how to do computer programming. I wrote this book to help them and help me to help them.
I’m neither a computer scientist nor a software engineer. Therefore, this book does not teach the best coding practice. Instead, I’ll try to teach how one can finish some common tasks necessary in research and development works arising in the field of operations research and management science. After reading this book, readers will certainly be able to get things done.
What’s New in the Second Edition
Now Julia v1.0 and JuMP v0.19 have been released. There were major upgrades in both Julia and JuMP including many breaking changes. The second edition of this book has been updated to reflect these changes. In addition, new chapters for ‘Interior Point Methods’ and ‘Complementarity Problems’ are added.
Table of Contents
- Introduction and Installation
- Simple Linear Optimization
- Basics of the Julia Language
- Selected Topics in Numerical Methods
- The Simplex Method
- Network Optimization Problems
- Interior Point Methods
- Nonlinear Optimization Problems
- Monte Carlo Methods
- Lagrangian Relaxation
- Complementarity Problems
- Parameters in Optimization Solvers
The first edition of this book is available for free for everyone. First Edition: for Julia v0.6 and JuMP v0.18 (old versions, but still working good)
Purchasing the Book
Online HTML Edition: You can purchase and read online in your web browser. The benefit of the online version is that you can always read the updated book. As I update the book with corrections and new materials, I’ll make the updates available in the online version.
- Second Edition: for Julia v1.0+ and JuMP v0.19+
- Paperback/Kindle Edition via Amazon (Last Updated: February 2019): 7.5” x 9.25”. 250 pages. ISBN-10: 1798205475, ISBN-13: 978-1798205471.
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- If you purchase a paperback edition from Amazon, you’ll be able to read it also in Kindle for free via the Kindle MatchBook program.
- Paperback Edition in Korea (Last Updated: February 2019): 182mm x 257mm. 235 pages.
- Amazon을 통해서 출판되는 책과 같은 내용이지만 책 크기만 다릅니다. 영어로 쓴 책입니다.
- 中文版 Chinese Translation Published in May 1, 2020. ISBN: 9787121381775. 240 pages.
I welcome feedback on the book! Feel free to send me any corrections, opinions, and suggestions.
If you are an instructor who is interested in computer programming education for students in operations research, management science, industrial engineering, or any other related discipline, please to discuss special pricing for you and your students. I can also discuss how this book can be used in various courses, including:
- Introduction to Operations Research
- Operations Research I, or Deterministic Operations Research
- Linear Programming
- Network Optimization
- Nonlinear Programming
- Convex Optimization
- Numerical Optimization
- Transportation Modeling
- and any other courses involving optimization problems
I also welcome suggestions from you on additional materials for this book that may be helpful for courses.
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This book was a proud sponsor of the Second Annual JuMP-dev Workshop.
The letter art “julia” is the work of Joo Yeon Woo and the cat drawing is the work of my daughter.