I'm wondering if there are any plans to support a binary file format for reading and writing models rather than the text LP or MPS format? Some significant advantages of this would be:
- Smaller files for larger model as numbers can be stored in their byte representation rather than text.
- As such, potential for faster read and write times especially when interfacing with other software (e.g. Pyomo)
- No risk of loosing numerical accuracy due to the conversion of numeric data to text data.
You'll notice CPLEX has this functionality.
Let me know!
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