Archives - What'sBest! 13.0


Release 13 of What'sBest! includes a wide range of performance enhancements and new features.

Faster Solutions on Linear Models with Improved Simplex Solver

Simplex LP algorithm improvements boost speed and robustness. Primal Simplex Solver averages 90% faster and Dual Simplex Solver averages 45% faster.

Better Performance on Integer Models

Improved solution times across broad classes of IP models from enhancements due to improved knapsack related cuts, superior default node selection rules, and branching variable selection rule options.

Expanded Capabilities of Efficient Solution of Quadratic Problems

If you work with covariance matrices, you'll appreciate the new Positive Definite (POSD) feature. If estimating a covariance matrix for a portfolio, a constraint may be added to force the matrix to be positive semi-definite (a property required of any covariance matrix). New reformulation capabilities give improved performance on quadratic portfolio models with semi-continuous variables (e.g. min-buy quantities), and/or cardinality constraints limiting the number of assets in a portfolio.

Smarter Presolver

New preprocessing for linear programs significantly reduces coefficient density of certain dense matrices. This can significantly improve performance on models such as production planning with many periods.

Improved Nonlinear Solver

Upgraded default settings provide performance improvements overall on nonlinear models. Faster processing of long (1000’s of terms) nonlinear expressions in nonlinear models.

New Functionalities

Support for additional math and probability functions, e.g., Erlang B and C formulae. Add a feature to generate a K-Best report when generating K best solutions.

For general information on What'sBest!'s capabilities, visit our What'sBest! product page. To try a limited capacity version of What'sBest! 13, see our download page. For information on evaluating a full capacity version contact us.