I was saddened to read in the INFORMS news that Paul Jensen passed away last week. I met Paul at the 2010 Informs conference where he gave a great talk about his set of OR and MS teaching add-ins for Excel. (See also these supplements.) We also corresponded about OpenSolver. You can read about Paul’s contributions at his University of Textas site; his obituary is available here. Just as PuLP has been picked up and supported by Stuart Mitchell after its creator passed away, I hope that someone will pick up the maintenance of Paul’s Excel tools; they are a great online legacy which deserve a life beyond that of their creator.
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Hi Andrew, I was trying to take a look on Paul Jensen web page (www.ormm.net), but is down since 9/9/2013 as the webhosting wasn’t paid. It will be a pity to loose its legacy! Do you have a copy of some text of its blog and the add-in? If not, I read you has presented SolverStudio in INFORMS this week. Do you have friends over there to try to upload the site again with the info they have?
Andres. Thanks for your comments. I’ve checked with his colleague, Jonathon Bard, and the addresses are now http://www.me.utexas.edu/~jensen/ORMM/ and http://www.me.utexas.edu/~jensen/ORMM_CD/supplements/index.html Cheers, Andrew