Recording API Calls

Recording API Calls

The Gurobi Optimizer provides the option to record the set of Gurobi commands issued by your program and store them to a file. The commands can be played back later using the Gurobi Command-Line Tool. If you replay the commands on a machine with the same specs (operating system, core count, and instruction set) as the machine where you created the recording, your Gurobi calls will take the exact same computational paths that they took when you ran your original program.

Recording can be useful in a number of situations...

  • If you want to understand how much time is being spent in Gurobi routines, the replay will show you the total time spent in Gurobi API routines, and the total time spent in Gurobi algorithms.
  • If you want to check for leaks of Gurobi data, the replay will show you how many Gurobi models and environments were never freed by your program.
  • If you run into a question or an issue and you would like to get help from Gurobi, your recording will allow Gurobi technical support to reproduce the exact results that you are seeing without requiring you to send your entire application.