The MiniZinc Handbook¶
MiniZinc is a free and open-source constraint modeling language. You can use MiniZinc to model constraint satisfaction and optimization problems in a high-level, solver-independent way, taking advantage of a large library of pre-defined constraints.
This handbook consists of four parts: Section 1 covers installation and basic steps; Section 2 is a tutorial-style introduction into modelling with MiniZinc; Section 3 is a user manual for the individual tools in the MiniZinc tool chain; and Section 4 is a reference to the language.
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- 1. Overview
- 2. A MiniZinc Tutorial
- 3. User Manual
- 3.1. The MiniZinc Command Line Tool
- 3.2. The MiniZinc IDE
- 3.3. Visualising solutions in the MiniZinc IDE
- 3.4. CP-Profiler
- 3.5. Solving Technologies and Solver Backends
- 3.6. Automatic Solution Checking, Model Validation, and Benchmarking
- 3.7. Globalizer
- 3.8. FindMUS
- 3.9. Using MiniZinc in Jupyter Notebooks
- 3.10. Python Interface
- 3.12. Installation from Source Code
- 4. Reference Manual