KLinearRelaxation¶

class KLinearRelaxation : public KCopiableObject<KLinearRelaxation>, public KPtrArray<KLinearRelaxation>¶
This class represents a linear relaxation of a domain.
A linear relaxation consists of the following.
A set of involved variables
A type for each variable (either continuous or global). The type of a variable in a relaxation need not be the same as its “intrinsic” type. For instance, a KIntVar (which is a global variable) can be set continuous in a relaxation. On the contrary, making a KFloatVar global in a relaxation is forbidden since it would not make much sense to “relax” the domain of a variable by restricting it.
A set of linear relations (KLinRel) representing linear (in)equalities with these variables
 Since
2016.1
Public Functions

KLinearRelaxation(std::vector<KLinearRelaxation*> *instances)¶
Constructor with a list of instances.

KLinearRelaxation(const KProblem &problem, const char *name)¶
Constructor with a problem and a name.

KLinearRelaxation(const KLinearRelaxation&)¶
Copy constructor.

virtual ~KLinearRelaxation()¶
Destructor.

KLinearRelaxation &operator+=(const KLinRel &klr)¶
Add a KLinRel (linear relation).
This method adds a linear (in)equality (and all variables involved) to the relaxation object. @ param klr KLinRel to add.

KLinearRelaxation &operator+=(const KLinearRelaxation &relax)¶
Merge two linear relaxations.
 Parameters
relax – the linear relaxation to add to the current object

void add(const KLinRel &klr)¶
Add a KLinRel (linear relation).
This method adds a linear (in)equality (and all variables involved) to the relaxation object. @ param klr KLinRel to add.

void add(const KLinearRelaxation &relax)¶
Merge two linear relaxations.
 Parameters
relax – the linear relaxation to add to the current object

void addSOS(const KLinRel &sos)¶
Add a SOS of type 1 or 2.
SOS are stored as KLinRel, the constant of the KLinRel being either 1 or 2 depending on the type of the SOS.
A SOS1 (special ordered set of type 1) is a set of variables with the constraint that at most one variable in the set may be nonzero. Note that the comparator and the coefficients of the KLinRel plays no role.
A SOS2 (special ordered set of type 2) is a set of variables with the constraint that at most two variables in the set may be nonzero, and if there are two nonzeros, they must be adjacent. Adjacency is defined by the weights (coefficients in the KLinRel), which must be unique. Note that the comparator of the KLinRel plays no role.
 Parameters
sos – the sos to add

void insertVar(const KIntVar &var)¶
Insert a KIntVar variable.
Inserting a variable “manually” to the list of variables involved in the relaxation is not necessary in most cases, since variables are added automatically when a constraint in which they are involved is added to the Relaxation.
Note: if the KIntVar has indicators, they are automatically inserted in the relaxation as well.
 Parameters
var – variable to add (with its indicators, if any)

unsigned int getRank(const KNumVar *var) const¶
Get the rank of a KNumVar variable.
Note that method close() must be called first, otherwise ranks are undefined.
 Parameters
var – variable to rank

unsigned int getRank(const KAuxVar *var) const¶
Get the rank of a KAuxVar.
Note that method close() must be called first, otherwise ranks are undefined.
 Parameters
var – variable to rank

bool isExact(void) const¶
Check whether the relaxation is exact or not.
A relaxation is said to be “exact” when it represents exactly the underlying set of constraints (constraints that were relaxed), so it is not an intrinsic property. This flag is meant to inform the user, not the solver ! (it is not used by the solver in any way).

void isExact(bool)¶
Setter for isRelaxationExact.
Same remark as for the previous getter.

void setName(const char*)¶
set object name

virtual void print(void) const¶
Print method.
This methods prints all variables, KLinRel and SOS involved in the relaxation to the default output

void printStat(void) const¶
Print statistics about the relaxation. Print only the number of variables (with their type), KLinRel and SOS involved.

void printViolated(const KHybridSolution*) const¶
Print KLinRel that are violated by an hybrid solution (if any).
Useful to check whether a solution contained in a KHybridSolution object is valid.
Public Static Functions

static KLinearRelaxation *convexHull(const KLinearRelaxation*, const KLinearRelaxation*)¶
Convex hull method.
Get a new linear relaxation which is the convex hull of the two arguments. Note: deleting it is user’s responsibility.

static KLinearRelaxation *convexHull(const KLinearRelaxation**, int numberOfRelax)¶
Convex hull method, with any number of arguments.
Get a new linear relaxation which is the convex hull of the arguments. Note: deleting it is user’s responsibility.

static KLinearRelaxation *bigM(const KLinearRelaxation*, const KLinearRelaxation*)¶
BigM method.
Get a new linear relaxation which is the bigM disjunction of the two arguments. Note: deleting it is user’s responsibility.

static KLinearRelaxation *bigM(const KLinearRelaxation**, int numberOfRelax)¶
BigM method with any number of arguments.
Get a new linear relaxation which is the bigM disjunction of the arguments. Note: deleting it is user’s responsibility.