GAMS is a programming language created in 1988.

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The General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization. It consists of a language compiler and a stable of integrated high-performance solvers. GAMS is tailored for complex, large scale modeling applications, and allows you to build large maintainable models that can be adapted quickly to new situations. GAMS is specifically designed for modeling linear, nonlinear and mixed integer optimization problems.

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- Early development of GAMS happened in GAMS Development Corp
- There are 3 Project Euler users using GAMS
- GAMS on HOPL
- Read more about GAMS on Semantic Scholar: 1.
- 4 PLDB concepts link to GAMS: mpl, MPS Format, Optimization Programming Language, rason

Example from the web:

```
Sets
i canning plants / Seattle, San-Diego /
j markets / New-York, Chicago, Topeka / ;
Parameters
a(i) capacity of plant i in cases
/ Seattle 350
San-Diego 600 /
b(j) demand at market j in cases
/ New-York 325
Chicago 300
Topeka 275 / ;
Table d(i,j) distance in thousands of miles
New-York Chicago Topeka
Seattle 2.5 1.7 1.8
San-Diego 2.5 1.8 1.4 ;
Scalar f freight in dollars per case per thousand miles /90/ ;
Parameter
c(i,j) transport cost in thousands of dollars per case ;
c(i,j) = f * d(i,j) / 1000 ;
Variables
x(i,j) shipment quantities in cases
z total transportation costs in thousands of dollars ;
Positive variables x ;
Equations
cost define objective function
supply(i) observe supply limit at plant i
demand(j) satisfy demand at market j ;
cost .. z =e= sum((i,j), c(i,j)*x(i,j)) ;
supply(i) .. sum(j, x(i,j)) =l= a(i) ;
demand(j) .. sum(i, x(i,j)) =g= b(j) ;
Model transport /all/ ;
Solve transport using LP minimizing z ;
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