This library allows the use of an external mathematical programming
(LP, MIP or quadratic) solver
from within ECLiPSe. It provides a largely solver-independent API
to the programmer, so many programs will run with any supported external
See section 9.11 for more details on the supported solvers.
The most generic way to load the library is:
This will try to load an appropriate external solver available on
It is also possible to request a specific solver explicitly,
see section 9.11 for details.
Note that the ECLiPSe library described here is just an interface
to an external solver. In order to be able to use it, you need to have
access to a solver supported by the library. For commercial solvers, this
requires a licence for the solver on your machine. For more details,
see section 9.11.