Hi! I have been using PuLP previously with the COIN-OR CBC Engine for projects which needed to be open-sourced. Recently I switched to Gurobi (using my academic licenses) and found it to be astonishingly fast.
I am presently working on a specific type of constraint for a specific problem requiring the usage of variables which would be able to take some predefined Integer values. Sure I can implement this using Binary Variables but the purpose of my project is basically to prove that this form of constraint making should be faster as it should decrease the problem size.
I have tried to find the solvers and engines which support such types of variable creation and have recently been helped (https://github.com/coin-or/Cbc/discussions/516#discussioncomment-3228702).
However, I don't wish to use the CBC Engine as I am certain that it would take enormous time for searching till optimality. I earnestly request you to kindly introduce a new "Bucket" variable type urgently.
I would be extremely eager to share more information as well as the motivation as to why this is highly necessary (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX40hbAHx3s&t=458s).
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