Solves a variety of knapsack problems
knapsack_python: Solves a variety of knapsack problems
This package is a collection of solutions to various knapsack problems. In particular, it has solutions to:
- the 01 knapsack problem,
- the 01 multi-knapsack problem (MKP),
and potentially more in the future. A good introduction to these sorts of problems can be found on Wikipedia (here and here). Additionally, it contains functions I’ve found useful in my work. One such function is assign_all, which assigns all items to one or more knapsacks while trying to adhere as best as possible to the capacities of each knapsack. Most of the solutions are a direct translation of the solutions given in Silvano Martello and Paolo Toth excellent book *Knapsack Problems: Algorithms and Computer Implementations*.
The implementations of these solutions are all written in C++ and wrapped in Cython for use in Python.
- pip install knapsack_python
- git clone https://github.com/python_knapsack
- cd python_knapsack
- python setup.py install
All functions live in the knapsack_python module.
- More comprehensive documentation
- Implement other knapsack-related problems such as:
- 0-1 Knapsack Problem (really a special case of MKP)
- Multiple-Choice Knapsack Problem
- Bounded/Unbounded Knapsack Problem
- Change-Making Problem
- Generalized Assignment Problem
- Initial release with implementations of:
- The MTHM algorithm for solving the multi-knapsack problem
- A function to force assignment of all items while trying to respect the knapsacks’ capacities as much as possible
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