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# integers(?Vars)

# EplexInstance:integers(?Vars)

Constrains Vars to integers for eplex instance EplexInstance.
*Vars*
- Variable or number, or a list or submatrix of variables/numbers

## Description

Constrains list Vars to integers in the eplex instance
EplexInstance. If a variable in Vars is not already a problem
variable for EplexInstance, it will be added as a new problem
variable. The external solver will then take the integrality into
account, i.e. to solve a MIP/MIQP rather than a relaxed LP/QP
problem. Unlike integers/1 constraints from other solvers, the
variables are not constrained to be integer type at the ECLiPSe
level. However, when a typed_solution is retrieved (e.g. via
eplex_var_get/3), this will be rounded to the nearest integer.

Note that even when problem variables have been declared as
integers in other solvers (ic or other external solver
states), if the integrality constraint is not made known to this
EplexInstance, any invocation of the eplex external solver (e.g. via
eplex_solve/1) will only solve a continuous relaxation.

## See Also

bfs : integers / 1, suspend : integers / 1, ic : integers / 1, gfd : integers / 1, ic_kernel : integers / 1, fd : integers / 1, reals / 1, :: / 2