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.
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- 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,…
- Finding target values using Goal Seek
- Organizing worksheets
- Finding a solution using Solver
- Solving linear and nonlinear mixture problems
- Solving transportation problems
- Solving resource scheduling or sports scheduling problems
- Analyzing Solver results
Skill Level Intermediate
Excel 2013: Managing and Analyzing Datawith Dennis Taylor2h 2m Intermediate
Excel 2013: Data Validation in Depthwith Dennis Taylor1h 5m Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Appropriate for all
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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