pulp
PuLP is an LP modeler written in python. PuLP can generate MPS or LP files and call GLPK[1], COIN CLP/CBC[2], CPLEX[3], and GUROBI[4] to solve linear problems.
Installation
The easiest way to install pulp is via PyPi
If pip is available on your system
$pip install pulp
Otherwise follow the download instructions on the PyPi page On Linux and OSX systems the tests must be run to make the default solver executable.
$sudo pulptest
Examples
See the examples directory for examples.
PuLP requires Python >= 2.6.
The examples use the default solver (cbc), to use other solvers they must be available.
Documentation
Documentation is found on https://pythonhosted.org/PuLP/.
Use LpVariable() to create new variables. To create a variable 0 <= x <= 3
>>> x = LpVariable("x", 0, 3)
To create a variable 0 <= y <= 1
>>> y = LpVariable("y", 0, 1)
Use LpProblem() to create new problems. Create "myProblem"
>>> prob = LpProblem("myProblem", LpMinimize)
Combine variables to create expressions and constraints and add them to the problem.
>>> prob += x + y <= 2
If you add an expression (not a constraint), it will become the objective.
>>> prob += 4*x + y
To solve with the default included solver
>>> status = prob.solve()
To use another sovler to solve the problem.
>>> status = prob.solve(GLPK(msg = 0))
Display the status of the solution
>>> LpStatus[status]
'Optimal'
You can get the value of the variables using value(). ex:
>>> value(x)
2.0
Exported Classes:

LpProblem  Container class for a Linear programming problem

LpVariable  Variables that are added to constraints in the LP

LpConstraint  A constraint of the general form
a1x1+a2x2 ...anxn (<=, =, >=) b

LpConstraintVar  Used to construct a column of the model in columnwise modelling
Exported Functions:
 value()  Finds the value of a variable or expression
 lpSum()  given a list of the form [a1*x1, a2x2, ..., anxn] will construct a linear expression to be used as a constraint or variable
 lpDot() given two lists of the form [a1, a2, ..., an] and [ x1, x2, ..., xn] will construct a linear epression to be used as a constraint or variable
Comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions are welcome. pulpordiscuss@googlegroups.com
Copyright J.S. Roy (js@jeannot.org), 20032005
Copyright Stuart A. Mitchell (stu@stuartmitchell.com)
See the LICENSE file for copyright information.
References: [1] http://www.gnu.org/software/glpk/glpk.html [2] http://www.coinor.org/ [3] http://www.cplex.com/ [4] http://www.gurobi.com/