Starting with Gurobi

Programming Language

While we support all major programming languages, most of our users choose our Python API for their modeling and development efforts. Even if you are currently familiar with another programming language, we have witnessed several new users being more productive using our Python API. You can learn more on our Gurobi Python Modeling and Development Environment page.

Quick Start Guide

This guide covers software installation, how to obtain and install a license, and an introduction to the Gurobi Interactive Shell. Download for:

 

Modeling Basics, LP and MIP Overviews

The Modeling Basics page offers an overview of modeling from creating the conceptual model, to implementing, and finally solving it. The LP Basics and MIP Basics pages are a primer into each problem type as well as overviews of the algorithms used to solve each.

 

Example Tour

This guide gives an overview of the set of tasks you will likely want to perform with the Gurobi Optimizer, such as loading and solving a model, building and modifying a model, changing parameters, etc. It also contains a set of example code across a range of languages and all source code. You can view the PDF or the Online Guide.

 

Reference Manual

This manual contains documentation for the C, C++, C#, Java®, Microsoft® .NET, Python, MATLAB, and R interfaces, including sections on Attributes and Parameters. You can access the Reference Manual here.

 

Gurobi Cloud Guide

Learn how to use the Gurobi Cloud – a remote Gurobi service via cloud computing. The Gurobi Cloud allows you to run one or more Gurobi Compute Servers without having to purchase new computers or new Gurobi licenses. You can also use cloud instances as workers for distributed optimization. Before using the Gurobi Cloud, please familiarize yourself with Gurobi Remote Services. Available in HTML.

Gurobi Community Discussion Forum

In this moderated Gurobi Community Discussion Forum, users can read and post questions about the Gurobi Optimizer. You can also read current and past messages and knowledge base articles.

Commercial License

Commercial Users: Gurobi allows you to try a free, full-featured, commercial evaluation license for 30 days. During that time, you’ll also get:

  • Free benchmarking services
  • Free model tuning services
  • Access to Gurobi’s world-class technical support
  • Two free hours of one-on-one consulting services

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Note to Academic Users: Academic users at recognized degree-granting institutions should get a free academic license instead and not a commercial evaluation license.

Evaluation licenses are reserved for our commercial users who first want to verify it fits with their needs.

Students, teachers and researchers can quickly secure a free academic license.

You can get your free license and learn about our academic program here.

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