OpenOffice pluginΒΆ

The OpenOfficece.org plugin provides a spreadsheet interface to the basic optimization solvers in CVXOPT.

As a simple example, the following linear programming problem,

\begin{array}[t]{ll}
\mbox{minimize} & -4x_1 - 5x_2 \\
\mbox{subject to} &  2x_1 + x_2 \leq 3 \\
        & x_1 + 2x_2 \leq 3 \\
        & x_1 \geq 0, \quad x_2 \geq 0.
\end{array}

can be solved using a spreadsheet as shown in the figure below,

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