Adding variables to the model

The next step in our example is to add variables to the model.

  # Create variables
  x = m.addVar(vtype=GRB.BINARY, name="x")
  y = m.addVar(vtype=GRB.BINARY, name="y")
  z = m.addVar(vtype=GRB.BINARY, name="z")
Variables are added through the addVar() method on a model object (or addVars() if you wish to add more than one at a time). A variable is always associated with a particular model.

Python allows you to pass arguments by position or by name. We've passed them by name here. Each variable gets a type (binary), and a name. We use the default values for the other arguments. Please refer to the online help (help(Model.addVar) in the Gurobi Shell) for further details on addVar().

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