Downloading BONMIN

Obtaining BONMIN / Obtaining required third party code /


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Obtaining BONMIN

The BONMIN package consists of the source code for the BONMIN project but also source code from other COIN-OR projects:

When downloading the BONMIN package you will download the source code for all these and libraries of problems to test the codes.

Before downloading BONMIN you need to know which branch of Bonmin you want to download. In particular you need to know if you want to download the latest version from:

These different version are made according to the guidelines of COIN-OR. The interpretation of these guidelines for the Bonmin project is explained on the wiki pages of Bonmin.

The main distinction between the Stable and Release branch is that a stable version that we propose to download may evolve over time to include bug fixes while a released version will never change. The released versions present an advantage in particular if you want to make experiments which you want to be able to reproduce the stable version presents the advantage that it is less work for you to update in the event where we fix a bug.

The easiest way to obtain the released version is by downloading a compressed archive from Bonmin archive directory.

The only way to obtain one of the stable versions is through subversion.

In Unix1 -like environments, to download the latest stable version of Bonmin (1.8) in a sub-directory, say Bonmin-1.8 issue the following command

svn co Bonmin-1.8

This copies all the necessary COIN-OR files to compile BONMIN to Bonmin-1.8. To download BONMIN using svn on Windows, follow the instructions provided at COIN-OR.

Obtaining required third party code

BONMIN needs a few external packages which are not included in the BONMIN package.

Since these third-party software modules are released under licenses that are incompatible with the EPL, they cannot be included for distribution with BONMIN from COIN-OR, but you will find scripts to help you download them in the subdirectory ThirdParty of the BONMIN distribution. In most Linux distributions and CYGWIN, Lapack and Blas are available as prebuild binary packages in the distribution (and are probably already installed on your machine).

Linear solvers are used by Ipopt. The most up-to-date information regarding the supported linear solvers and how to install them is found in Section 2.2 of the Ipopt manual.

Several options are available for linear solvers: MA27 from the Harwell Subroutine Library (and optionally, but strongly recommended, MC19 to enable automatic scaling in Ipopt), MA57 or Mumps. In our experiment MA27 and MA57 usually perform significantly better but they are freely available only for non-commercial, academic use. Note that linear solvers can also take advantage of Metis.