Using linear programming (GLPK) for scheduling problems

This article is an intermediate-level tutorial on using the GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK) to solve a real-world scheduling problem. I wrote it, because I found only few good resources online that show specific solution strategies. This article wants to demystify linear programming and help you to start from a working example. Let’s first visit the problem. Scheduling outings for a rowing club can be tedious – and sometimes quite hard....

2022-03-23 · 7 min · Daniel

Experiences with Drawing in Python

This article shares experiences with Python drawing libraries that I was missing when I started. The primary audience are software engineers who are looking for the tool for simple graphics. In 2020 the pandemic disrupted life. This included the cancellation of the traditional May Bumps rowing race that happens in Cambridge every year. Therefore, a group of rowing enthusiasts got together and organised a decentralized running event called Virtual May Bumps....

2020-08-23 · 5 min · Daniel