Houston R Users Group Message Board › Need a Statistician
We need help implementing open source optimization software (http://www.r-project....) to
bridge the gap between Stochastic Integer Programming and mixed integer programming problems.
R needs to be set up to 'guess' until it finds the optimal values for about 15 variables. In
the past, a similar problem was solved using a brute force methdology, however there are now
too many variable values for brute force to be feasible. Also, commercial software (SAS) was
used to do the statistical analysis, however, it's difficult to find freelance statisticians
that have access to SAS (or other commercial software systems) and that forces us to rely on
open source software. Fortunately, there seem to be enough modules in R to handle the tasks.