 struct_lp.h File Reference

Detailed Description

data structures for LP management

In SCIP, the LP is defined as follows:

min obj * x lhs <= A * x + const <= rhs lb <= x <= ub

The row activities are defined as activity = A * x + const and must therefore be in the range of [lhs,rhs].

Mathematically, each range constraint would account for two dual variables, one for each inequality. Since in an optimal solution (at least) one of them may be chosen to be zero, we may define one dual multiplier for each row as the difference of those two.

Let y be the vector of dual multipliers for the rows, then the reduced costs are defined as

redcost = obj - A^T * y.

In an optimal solution, y must be

• nonnegative, if the corresponding row activity is not tight at its rhs
• nonpositive, if the corresponding row activity is not tight at its lhs
• zero, if the corresponding row activity is not at any of its sides

and the reduced costs must be

• nonnegative, if the corresponding variable is not tight at its ub
• nonpositive, if the corresponding variable is not tight at its lb
• zero, if the corresponding variable is not at any of its bounds.

The main datastructures for storing an LP are the rows and the columns. A row can live on its own (if it was created by a separator), or as SCIP_LP relaxation of a constraint. Thus, it has a nuses-counter, and is deleted, if not needed any more. A column cannot live on its own. It is always connected to a problem variable. Because pricing is always problem specific, it cannot create LP columns without introducing new variables. Thus, each column is connected to exactly one variable, and is deleted, if the variable is deleted.

Definition in file struct_lp.h.

#include "scip/def.h"
#include "scip/type_lp.h"
#include "scip/type_var.h"
#include "scip/type_event.h"
#include "lpi/type_lpi.h"

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Data Structures

struct  SCIP_ColSolVals

struct  SCIP_RowSolVals

struct  SCIP_LpSolVals

struct  SCIP_Col

struct  SCIP_Row

struct  SCIP_Lp