Minimum relaxation heuristic
 Type: int
 Default value: -1
 Minimum value: -1
 Maximum value: MAXINT

Number of nodes to explore in the minimum relaxation heuristic. Note that this heuristic is only applied at the end of the MIP root, and only when no other root heuristic finds a feasible solution.

This heuristic is quite expensive, and generally produces poor quality solutions. You should generally only use it if other means, including exploration of the tree with default settings, fail to produce a feasible solution.

The default value automatically chooses whether to apply the heuristic. It will only rarely choose to do so.

One important note about integer-valued parameters: while the maximum value that can be stored in a signed integer is <span>$</span>2^{31}-1<span>$</span>, we use a MAXINT value of 2,000,000,000. Attempting to set an integer parameter to a value larger than this maximum will produce an error.

Note: Only affects mixed integer programming (MIP) models

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