Nathan Brixius

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 07/09/2011

2011 INFORMS Conference on Analytics

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 04/08/2011

The Amazingly Wonderful Effectiveness of Operations Research

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/11/2011

Optimization modeling using Solver Foundation and Sho

Two days ago, my boss's boss's boss's boss's boss's boss Soma announced the launch of several...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/28/2011

Mailbag: Contiguity constraints for project scheduling models

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/22/2011

Quadratic Assignment Problems for Bartenders

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/12/2011

Project scheduling and Solver Foundation revisited, Part IV

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/10/2011

Don't Break the Build

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/07/2011

Project scheduling and Solver Foundation revisited, Part III

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 12/20/2010

Project scheduling and Solver Foundation revisited, Part II

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 12/09/2010

Project scheduling and Solver Foundation revisited, Part I

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 11/16/2010

INFORMS trip report

(As always, this post reflects my own views and not necessarily those of Microsoft.) I recently...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 11/09/2010

A fun math problem

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 09/29/2010

The rumored Big Ten realignment is extremely fair...and I can prove it.

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 09/01/2010

Optimal Big Ten realignment using operations research

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/31/2010

How to retrieve dual values using Solver Foundation Services

Dual values, or shadow prices, represent the marginal utility of relaxing a constraint. They are...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/29/2010

Planning office moves with Solver Foundation: Part V

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/23/2010

Using Solver Foundation to get a job at Facebook

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/13/2010

Seminar scheduling with OML

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/13/2010

Planning office moves with Solver Foundation: Part IV

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/09/2010

Planning office moves with Solver Foundation: Part III

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/05/2010

Planning office moves with Solver Foundation: Part II

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 08/02/2010

Planning office moves with Solver Foundation: Part I

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 07/25/2010

Quadratic assignment problems: bounds

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 07/21/2010

Converting an Access DB to XML using C#

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 07/21/2010

Microsoft Solver Foundation: blogs and resources

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 07/20/2010

Interesting Solver Foundation blogs, samples, and presentations

Here are some recent examples of great contributions to Solver Foundation from folks outside of...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 07/15/2010

Don’t be a hero when trying to solve set covering problems

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 06/19/2010

Which is faster: Regex.IsMatch or String.Contains?

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 06/03/2010

Solving min-max problems with Solver Foundation

Ben, a member of the Solver Foundation team, wrote a nice post on how to model min-max problems...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 06/01/2010

Mixed integer linearizations for QAP using Solver Foundation

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 06/01/2010

Accessing Solver Foundation report information

My colleague Pavan wrote a great post for the Solver Foundation blog that shows you how to access...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 05/27/2010

Stochastic optimization, kidneys, and ethics

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 05/18/2010

Solving a Knapsack problem with Solver Foundation and LINQ

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 05/06/2010

Traveling Salesman Problems using Solver Foundation: C# code

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 04/26/2010

Microsoft Solver Foundation v2.1 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Solver Foundation v2.1. The Express edition is available now...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 04/23/2010

I’m hard at work on our upcoming 2.1 release of Solver Foundation. But I’ve come across a few things...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 04/06/2010

Solver Foundation team blog

The Solver Foundation team now has an official MSDN blog. The URL is...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/30/2010

A simple prediction algorithm for the NCAA tournament

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/18/2010

Solver Foundation 2.1 Preview

The team has been hard at work on the next version of Solver Foundation. Here are some early...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/11/2010

Academic License for Solver Foundation

Microsoft Solver Foundation is now available for professors, students, and researchers through the...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/09/2010

Internship opportunity on the Solver Foundation Team

UPDATE 4/28/2010: We are no longer seeking new applicants for the position. Perhaps next summer! The...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/08/2010

Building large models using Solver Foundation Services

In a previous post I wrote about the Term class and its use in building Solver Foundation models....

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 03/05/2010

Podcast: Solver Foundation and units of measure in F#

If you dig F#, or you dig Solver Foundation, or if you dig cool things, then you should check out...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/13/2010

A note about "God mode" settings in Windows 7

[I am not a Windows expert and this is all probably totally obvious.] There has been some buzz about...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/07/2010

Using the Term class to build models in Solver Foundation

I'd like to spend the next couple posts on "everyday" use of Solver Foundation Services for model...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 01/06/2010

Writing high performance code

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Author: Nate Brixius Date: 12/10/2009

Solver Foundation on Hanselminutes

The latest edition of Scott Hanselman's Hanselminutes podcast features yours truly. We talked about...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 12/09/2009

Controlling Simplex and IPM termination conditions

On our MSDN message board there was a question about how to control when the SimplexSolver aborts....

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 11/30/2009

Using Solver Foundation's Unconstrained Nonlinear Solver

Hey, did you know that Solver Foundation can solve unconstrained nonlinear optimization problems?...

Author: Nate Brixius Date: 10/15/2009

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