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Robust Stochastic Optimization Made Easy

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Robust Stochastic Optimization Made Easy

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RSOME (Robust Stochastic Optimization Made Easy) is an open-source Python package for generic modeling of optimization problems (subject to uncertainty). Models in RSOME are constructed by variables, constraints, and expressions that are formatted as N-dimensional arrays. These arrays are consistent with the NumPy library in terms of syntax and operations, including broadcasting, indexing, slicing, element-wise operations, and matrix calculation rules, among others. In short, RSOME provides a convenient platform to facilitate developments of robust optimization models and their applications.



The RSOME package can be installed by using the pip command:

pip install rsome

Solver interfaces

The RSOME package transforms robust or distributionally robust optimization models into deterministic linear or conic programming problems, and solved by external solvers. Details of compatible solvers and their interfaces are presented in the following table.

Solver License type Required version RSOME interface Second-order cone constraints Exponential cone constraints Semidefiniteness constraints
scipy.optimize Open-source >= 1.9.0 lpg_solver No No No
CyLP Open-source >= 0.9.0 clp_solver No No No
OR-Tools Open-source >= 7.5.7466 ort_solver No No No
ECOS Open-source >= 2.0.10 eco_solver Yes Yes No
Gurobi Commercial >= 9.1.0 grb_solver Yes No No
Mosek Commercial >= 10.0.44 msk_solver Yes Yes Yes
CPLEX Commercial >= cpx_solver Yes No No
COPT Commercial >= 7.0.3 cpt_solver Yes No Yes

Getting started

Documents of RSOME are provided as follows:


RSOME is a software project supported by Singapore Ministry of Education Tier 3 Grant Science of Prescriptive Analytics. It is primarly developed and maintained by Zhi Chen, Melvyn Sim, and Peng Xiong. Many other researchers, including Erick Delage, Zhaowei Hao, Long He, Zhenyu Hu, Jun Jiang, Brad Sturt, Qinshen Tang, as well as anonymous users and paper reviewers, have helped greatly in the way of developing RSOME.


If you use RSOME in your research, please cite our papers:

Bibtex entry:

  title={{RSOME} in {Python}: An open-source package for robust stochastic optimization made easy},
  author={Chen, Zhi and Xiong, Peng},
  journal={INFORMS Journal of Computing},
  year = {2023},
  title={Robust stochastic optimization made easy with RSOME},
  author={Chen, Zhi and Sim, Melvyn and Xiong, Peng},
  journal={Management Science},

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