OpenSolver for Excel
The Open Source Optimization Solver for Excel
We welcome your comments on OpenSolver.
On the webpage: https://opensolver.org/opensolver-for-google-sheets/
“You can install the OpenSolver Add-on by clicking on the Chrome Web Store link below” but I couldn’t find any such link.
“When you start OpenSolver” but the webpage does not contain a description of starting OpenSolver within Google Sheets.
OpenSolver for Google Sheets is currently unavailable because of issues with changes made by Google that we are working through. Sorry about this, Andrew
I tried every free solver and minimizer available free of cost.
This is by far my favorite because it’s simple. Personally prefer this over SolverStudio because it can do what I want with minimum programming work on my side.
-minimizing one cell calculated in a spreadsheet
-larger than 200 variables. (So standard solver couldn’t handle it.)
This works. My suggestions follow
-On installation, it seems to work better with OpenSolver extracted into the MS Excel Addin’s folder. Specifically, if one clicks: file->options(at the bottom left)->Add-Ins-> Go (after manage in the middle with excel add-ins selected)-> browse (on analysis toolpak) -> it will take you to the addins folder. Copy OpenSolver to there.
-when selecting constraints and variables sometimes it seems to mess up and write the same cells multiple times. Sheet1!$A$1:$C$8 is how it should look as shown in the examples. Where ‘Sheet1!” = sheet name. $A$1:$C$8 = rows and columns from A1 to C8.
Very grateful for this OpenSolver. Well done Andrew Mason.
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