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#18742 closed task

interactive_simplex_method: Support several styles corresponding to major textbooks — at Initial Version

Reported by: mkoeppe Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-6.8
Component: numerical Keywords: beginner, lp, teaching
Cc: novoselt, ncohen, yzh, pjxiao Merged in:
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I propose to extend the interactive_simplex_method classes so that they take an optional keyword argument "style", which controls several aspects of how the problems and their dictionaries are presented.

For example, if style='vanderbei' (which we are working on in this ticket), it would follow Robert Vanderbei's popular text. Compared to the current code (which textbook does it follow?), there are differences in the naming of slack variables, of the objective functions, and some subtle formatting differences.

Supporting the styles of some popular textbooks may help making Sage the tool of choice for teaching the simplex method.

Comments are welcome; we are preparing a first version of a patch that does that.

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