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Palisade Evolver Optimzation

Evolver is an advanced, yet simple-to-use optimization add-in for Microsoft Excel. Evolver uses innovative genetic algorithm (GA), OptQuest, and linear programming technology to quickly solve problems in finance, distribution, scheduling, resource allocation, manufacturing, budgeting, engineering, and more. Virtually any type of problem that can be modeled in Excel can be solved by Evolver, including otherwise unsolvable, complex nonlinear problems. Evolver has a unique ability arrive at the best overall “global” solution to a problem—solutions traditional solvers typically miss.

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Palisade Evolver Optimzation Evolver Professional

Evolver is available in Professional and Industrial editions. The Professional edition allows up to 250 adjustable variables per model, while the Industrial edition allows unlimited variables. Use Evolver Industrial for your largest models where you can control hundreds or thousands of adjustable cells.

SKU: PAL33ASL-MLA
$895.00
$850.25
excluding shipping
Picture of Palisade Evolver Optimzation Evolver Industrial
Palisade Evolver Optimzation Evolver Industrial

Evolver is available in Professional and Industrial editions. The Professional edition allows up to 250 adjustable variables per model, while the Industrial edition allows unlimited variables. Use Evolver Industrial for your largest models where you can control hundreds or thousands of adjustable cells.

SKU: PAL33ASL-MLB
$1,255.00
$1,192.25
excluding shipping
Products specifications
Linear Optimization Methods
Non-Linear Optimization Methods
Requirements / Soft Constraints
Max Requirements Unlimited
Max Decision Variables Unlimited
PSI support
Solution Filtering
Efficient Frontier
Convergence Testing
Genetic Algorithims
Ranges for Decision Variables
Main Solver Engine OptQuest
Optimize multiple statistics Optimization can be done on 11 different statisics (Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Skewness, Kurtosis, Percentile, Min/Max, Mode and Range)
Optimization Goal Types Minimize, Maximize & Set Target
Static Optimization Support
Dynamic Optimization Support
Stochastic Optimization Support
Product description

Optimize Complex Problems with Evolver 

Standard optimization programs such as Excel’s Solver are good at finding the best “local” solution, or combination of values to maximize or minimize the outcome of a straightforward spreadsheet model given certain constraints. They find a solution which seems to be producing favorable results and continue to work on that basis, without trying new solutions. This is known as “hill climbing.” However, these programs are not set up to handle more complicated, nonlinear problems where the best local solution may not be the best absolute answer. Evolver, using innovative “mutations” and combinations of solutions, or “organisms,” is well-suited to finding the best overall answer by exploring the entire universe of possible answers.

New Evolver 6.0 now includes the OptQuest solving engine in addition to genetic algorithms. OptQuest is a widely used state-of-the-art optimizer, integrating Tabu Search, Neural Networks, Scatter Search, and Linear/Integer Programming into a single composite method. It provides great results – and quickly – on many types of models. OptQuest supplements the existing genetic algorithm engine. The engine to use can be automatically selected by Evolver based on your model, or you can choose yourself.

Evolver now also provides linear programming algorithms to solve linear problems extremely quickly and accurately. Linear models are those where both the optimized function and the constraints are linear, and Evolver’s LP engine works with all types of adjustable cells: continuous, integer, and discrete. You’ll never need to use Excel’s Solver again.

In addition, Evolver now handles constraints more efficiently, making optimizations faster. It also supports discrete adjustable cells, better reflecting reality in many models and further speeding up optimizations by not wasting time on impossible scenarios.

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Products specifications
Linear Optimization Methods
Non-Linear Optimization Methods
Requirements / Soft Constraints
Max Requirements Unlimited
Max Decision Variables Unlimited
PSI support
Solution Filtering
Efficient Frontier
Convergence Testing
Genetic Algorithims
Ranges for Decision Variables
Main Solver Engine OptQuest
Optimize multiple statistics Optimization can be done on 11 different statisics (Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Skewness, Kurtosis, Percentile, Min/Max, Mode and Range)
Optimization Goal Types Minimize, Maximize & Set Target
Static Optimization Support
Dynamic Optimization Support
Stochastic Optimization Support