Cell Tower Coverage Problem
In this example, we solve a simple covering problem to demonstrate how to build a network of cell towers to provide signal coverage to the largest number of people possible. We construct a mixed-integer programming (MIP) model of this problem, implement this model in the Gurobi Python API, and compute an optimal solution.
This modeling example is at the beginner level, where we assume that you know Python and that you have some knowledge about building mathematical optimization models.
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