Equipped with good data, the avocado pricing and supply problem is ripe with opportunities for demonstrating the power of optimization and data science. This example demonstrates how predictive and prescriptive analytics can optimize avocado prices to maximize revenue. We will use regression and quadratic programming to achieve this goal. We will demonstrate how to implement this model in the Gurobi Python API, and generate an optimal solution using the Gurobi Optimizer.
This modeling tutorial is at the introductory level, where we assume that you know Python and that you have a background on a discipline that uses quantitative methods.
You may find it helpful to refer to the documentation of the Gurobi Python API. This notebook is explained in detail in our webinar on data science and mathematical optimization. You can watch these videos by clicking here.