Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the problem's criteria in Solver, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- The workbook we've created to solve…our sports scheduling problem calculates the number of times…each team plays each other team,…adds up the number of games per week,…and ensures each team plays no more than once per week.…With all that information in place, we can define…our Solver model to find the optimal schedule.…My sample file is the SportsScheduling_Model workbook,…and you can find that in the chapter six folder…of your exercise files archive.…The main body of the top section has a series of variables…that can be either 0 or 1…based on whether a pair of teams play during a given week.…
We want teams within the same division to play twice…and opposite divisions to play once,…and we want no more than three games in a given week,…because otherwise a team would have to play more than once.…We can create our Solver model.…To do that, I'll click the DATA tab…and in the Analysis group, click the Solver button.…In the Solver Parameters dialog box,…I need to set the Objective cell.…So with the mouse pointer flashing in the Set Objective box,…
- Identify where the Solver add-in appears after being installed.
- List the steps to populate a cell with whole dollar amounts.
- Identify the style used to format numbers with a thousands separator.
- Name the error you will receive if you try to solve a nonlinear problem with the simplex LP method.
- Recall the length of the season and the number of games per week in the sports scheduling problem.
- List what the Scenario Manager allows you to do.
Skill Level Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Intermediate
1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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