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lp_get_license(+LicStr, +LicNum)

Get a runtime license token for the external solver.
String or Atom


The eplex-library interfaces to an external simplex/MIP solver which might require a license to run (e.g. CPLEX, XPRESS-MP, Gurobi). When the eplex-library is loaded, it tries to obtain a license immediately. However, this might not be possible, either because no licenses are currently available, or because specific licensing information needs to be supplied.

In the latter case, lp_get_license/2 must be called explicitly by the programmer, and the relevant licensing information must be supplied as arguments. The meaning of the arguments is specific to the solver used:

                                LicStr          LicNum

        CPLEX development       unused          unused
        CPLEX runtime           licenvstring    serialnum
        XPRESS-MP development   xpress_path     unused
        XPRESS-MP runtime       xpress_path     response
        Gurobi                  license_file    unused
        OSI                     unused          unused
If LicStr is a file or directory name, it is expected to be in the native operating system syntax.

Fail Conditions

Fails if no license can (currently) be obtained

See Also

lp_get_license / 0, lp_release_license / 0, lp_get_license_challenge / 1