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Sifting


Sifting

Controls sifting within dual simplex
 Type: int
 Default value: -1
 Minimum value: -1
 Maximum value: 2

Enables or disables sifting within dual simplex. Sifting can be useful for LP models where the number of variables is many times larger than the number of constraints (we typically only see significant benefits when the ratio is 100 or more). Options are Automatic (-1), Off (0), Moderate (1), and Aggressive (2). With a Moderate setting, sifting will be applied to LP models and to the root node for MIP models. With an Aggressive setting, sifting will be applied any time dual simplex is used, including at the nodes of a MIP. Note that this parameter has no effect if you aren't using dual simplex. Note also that Gurobi will ignore this parameter in cases where sifting is obviously a worse choice than dual simplex.

For examples of how to query or modify parameter values from our different APIs, refer to our Parameter Examples.