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Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Second Edition by Kenneth R. Baker

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Appendix 1

Optimization Software and Supplemental Files

A1.1. RISK SOLVER PLATFORM

Purchasers of this book may download a powerful software package called Risk Solver Platform (RSP) that was developed by the same team that created Excel’s Solver, and that accommodates all Excel Solver models. This book uses Risk Solver Platform for Education (RSPE), which has all the functionality of the commercial product RSP but with lower limits on the size of optimization problems and “educational use” watermarks on charts. All the examples and exercises in this book can be solved within the limits of RSPE.

If you’ve purchased this book and you are a student enrolled in a university course, you can download and install the software and use RSPE for a full semester (140 days) at no charge. To do this, visit www.solver.com/student, fill out the form on this page, and click the button to register and download. To complete the form, you’ll need two pieces of information: a Textbook Code, which is BOMS2, and a Course Code, which your instructor can obtain from Frontline Systems, the software developers, and give to you.1

If you’ve purchased this book for self-study but you’re not enrolled in a university course, you have two options: (1) Visit www.solver.com and register on the forms presented there, download and install the software, and use RSP (the full commercial product with much higher size limits) on a free trial, which is currently limited to 15 days; or (2) Contact Frontline Systems at ...

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