addLConstr ( lhs, sense=None, rhs=None, name="" )

Add a linear constraint to a model. This method is faster than addConstr() (as much as 50% faster for very sparse constraints), but can only be used to add linear constraints.

Note that this method also accepts a TempConstr as its first argument (with the name as its second argument). This allows you to use operator overloading to create constraints. See TempConstr for more information.


lhs: Left-hand side for the new constraint. Can be a constant, a Var, a LinExpr, or a TempConstr (while the TempConstr can only be of linear form).

sense: Sense for the new constraint (GRB.LESS_EQUAL, GRB.EQUAL, or GRB.GREATER_EQUAL).

rhs: Right-hand side for the new constraint. Can be a constant, a Var, or a LinExpr.

name: Name for new constraint. Note that name will be stored as an ASCII string. Thus, a name like 'A${\rightarrow}$B' will produce an error, because '${\rightarrow}$' can not be represented as an ASCII character. Note also that names that contain spaces are strongly discouraged, because they can't be written to LP format files.

Return value:

New constraint object.

Example usage:

  model.addLConstr(x + 2*y, GRB.EQUAL, 3*z, "c0")
  model.addLConstr(x + y <= 2.0, "c1")
  model.addLConstr(LinExpr([1.0,1.0], [x,y]), GRB.LESS_EQUAL, 1)