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The installation of IMPL is a straightforward procedure and requires the following prerequisites: two redistributable components from Microsoft and Intel , two open-source applications called Dia and Matplotlib (with NumPy) as well as two versions of the freely useable and distributable Python programming language where it is important to install each component in the order that they are found in this manual. Note that Dia, Matplotlib and Python are only required to create a model’s flowsheet graphically and to view a solution’s data in a Gantt chart with trend plots. If IMPL only is required then only Microsoft and Intel redistributable packages must be installed.
It is also possible to install the free Notepad++ to help configure IML files with syntax highlighting. In addition, the free Visual Studio 2010 C++ Express may also be installed to write C or C++ programs calling IPL similar to the IMPL console program as well as to increase the stack-size of Microsoft Excel to call IPL from VBA.
After the prerequisites have been installed, the installation of IMPL itself is simply a matter of extracting the files from the IMPL.zip file into directory such as C:\IMPL. To run IMPL from a DOS command window prompt or console, type inside the C:\IMPL directory the following:
impl –feed=IMLfile –filter=logistics|quality –fork=coinmp|glpk|lpsolve|ipopt|slpqpe_
where IMLfile is your *.iml filename without the IML extension and select either coinmp, glpk or lpsolve as the MILP solver with logistics and ipopt, slpqpe_coinmp, slpqpe_glpk or slpqpe_lpsolve with quality as the NLP solver.