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Teaching Operations Research Using “Home Made” Software

  • João N. Clímaco
  • C. Henggeler Antunes
  • João P. Costa
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 107)

Abstract

This paper presents a software package we developed for teaching operations research (understood in the broad sense of decision support methods) to students in engineering, computer science, economics and management science. The present version of the package includes three main modules: Basic Optimization Methods, Advanced Multiple Criteria Decision Support, and Decision Support Systems. Special attention is paid to the development of a user-friendly man-machine interface which is easy to use and intuitive to learn. The modules of the package will be described and some examples will be presented for illustrating the use of the programs.

Keywords

decision support systems operations research telephone network man-machine interface basic optimization methods multiple criteria decision making simplex method multiple objective linear programming MOLP 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • João N. Clímaco
    • 1
    • 3
  • C. Henggeler Antunes
    • 1
    • 3
  • João P. Costa
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of CoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.INESCCoimbraPortugal

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