Coluna is a branch-and-price-and-cut framework written in Julia. The user introduces an original MIP that models his problem using the JuMP modeling language and our specific extension BlockDecomposition that offers a syntax to specify the problem decomposition. Then, Coluna reformulates the original MIP and optimizes the reformulation using the algorithms chosen by the user. Coluna aims to be very modular and tweakable so that any user can define the behavior of his customized branch-and-price-and-cut algorithm.
Coluna is a Julia Language package.
You can install Coluna through the Julia package manager. Open Julia's interactive session (REPL) and type:
] add Coluna
We aim to integrate to Coluna the state-of-the-art techniques used for branch-and-cut-and-price algorithms. We look for beta users as Coluna is under active development.
- No stable feature at the moment
- Features that work but you may have some bugs:
- Cuts generation
- Column generation algorithm
- Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition
- Pricing callback
- Robust cut callback
- Features that should work. Structural work is done but it may be not performant:
- Benders decomposition
- Branch-and-price-and-cut algorithm
- Clean up of large scale formulations
- Features in development, foundations have been laid:
- Nested/Recursive decomposition
- Parallelisation of the Branch-and-Bound Tree Search
- Future features:
- Mixed Dantzig-Benders decomposition
- Preprocessing specific to reformulated problems
Contributions are welcomed !
If you encounter a bug or something unexpected happens while using Coluna, please open an issue via the GitHub issues tracker or chat with us on the discord dedicated to Coluna.
You can also suggest and add new models in ColunaDemos for tests and benchmarks.
See the list of contributors who make Coluna possible.