Frequently asked questions

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Assuming you have a fast Internet connection, you can expect to be using IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Community Edition in about 15 minutes.

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The software runs on Windows64, Linux64 and macOS. The Development and Deployment Editions are available on Windows64, Linux64, macOS, z/OS, zLinux and AIX.

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Read our solution brief. You can learn how to optimize your business decisions, develop and deploy optimization models, and create real-world applications to improve business outcomes.

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Visit our Decision Optimization blog on IBM developerWorks to learn about .recent developments in products and services. Check back regularly for information about new features, new samples and tutorials, and technical events.

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Please visit our Decision Optimization forum on IBM developerWorks if you have any questions related to this offering. You can get your questions answered by our top product experts.

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Our Meet CPLEX page on IBM Knowledge Center introduces CPLEX, explains what it does, suggests prerequisites and offers advice for using the documentation.

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Contact our sales organization for any questions about pricing and to request a demo.

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Yes, we offer IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Community Edition for free. You can register to download it at the link below. The Community Edition is restricted to problems up to 1000 variables and 1000 constraints. A time-limited trial without restrictions on problem size is available upon request.

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Yes, we have free unlimited versions available for faculty and students through the Academic Initiative Program. Please visit our Resources tab below and you will see the various versions available to download under Demos.

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Yes, with the Development Authorized User Monthly Edition, the user can buy a number of months with this metric for his or her project needs. Support is included for the period of the month purchased. For more details, please visit our purchase page.

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Please visit our IBM Knowledge Center page to help you troubleshoot and find support for ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

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Please visit our IBM Support site for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio for product documentation, tools, resources and more.

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Cognitive Class offers a free course for those interested in addressing business optimization problems. The Mathematical Optimization for Business Problems course will prepare you to construct simple optimization models, and it provides tips for better modeling practice.

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IBM Knowledge Center has a selection of printed resources about optimization and mathematical or linear programming.

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Please follow our IBM Data Science Twitter handle for news and updates around IBM Decision Optimization products and services.

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Yes, we have IBM Decision Optimization Virtual User Group meetings and a dedicated page. The meetings will provide you with updated and useful information about our products and how to get the best value from our optimization technology and solutions.

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Yes, we have the IBM Decision Optimization Community on LinkedIn that allows you to collaborate for networking and sharing knowledge.

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