EuroSymphony Solver provides various fast algorithms to solve optimization problems in Lotus Symphony Spreadsheet.
EuroSymphony Solver Professional includes 4 different algorithms:
- The tried and true simplex algorithm performs well on practically occuring cases of linear optimization. All kinds of linear inequalities (<=, >= and =) are supported.
- The quadratic solver can find the minima and maxima of functions such as f(x,y)=x2+0.7y2+x-0.5y-1 while observing linear inequalities.
- The non-linear solver can be used to find the extreme value of any function you can describe in a Lotus Symphony Spreadsheet formula and it can still observe the constraints given in linear inequalities!
- The Hungarian algorithm solves a completely different class of optimization problems: assignment problems. Useful for deciding on logistics, splitting up work and splitting up cookies!