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Dec 3: As this follows Monday schedule, some students have classes and the tutorial is cancelled.

Dec 4: 11:30-1pm,  McConnell 103.    Assignment 4,5 and midterm

Dec 2-6: There will be no office hours this week.  For help, please contact me by email at

Assignment solutions are posted on Liana's  page.

Assignment 4 base
d on lectures on Nov 12,14,19,21 is due on Nov 26 in class if you wish to have it graded before the exam.

Final exam:  Thurs Dec 5 at 6pm.

Sorry, no office hours Oct 1,3,8,10. After that, Tu Th 1:30-2:30pm

Midterm:   Thursday, October 24, in class. 
Solutions are here.

Assignment 2: Exercises from lectures on Sep 24,26, Oct 1,3,8 due Oct 10 in class ! (Extended to Oct 17 in class)

Assignment 1: Exercises from lectures on Sept 5,10,12,17,19 due in class on Sep 24 !

A useful free program for solving linear programs is:

        path: /usr/bin/lp_solve
This program can be used to solve linear or integer linear programs.

Usage: lp_solve   -S4  <  input_file       (-S4 option gives dual variables)

Some examples input and output files are here.
Reference manual is here. (Follow tag to "lp file format")

The full package is available for download from the lp_solve  home page.

A nice help page with very old windows executable is available at:
(note the option -p should be replaced by -S4 to get a list of dual variables)