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!!!! Version 0.7.7 - 12 Jun 2017

* Changed options from "NLC." to "APM." for global options. Added documentation for all [[Main/DBS|global and local options]]. A discussion of [[Main/ErrorMessages|common error messages]] are reviewed with an approach to troubleshooting.

!!!! Version 0.7.6 - 31 Jan 2017

* Added real-time solver status to server and Python script. Each line of the solver output is returned as it produced on the server. Previously, it only displayed the solver output when the problem finished solving. A new apm.py version is available to support the feature.

!!!! Version 0.7.5 - 13 Aug 2016

* Updated the Python client to allow Python 2.7 or Python 3+.

!!!! Version 0.7.3 - 29 Apr 2016

* Added FSTATUS and MEAS for State Variables (SVs). With FSTATUS on, the measurement updates the initial condition at p(1).n(1). This same functionality is applied to Controlled Variables (CVs) as well when the STATUS is off (1).

* Improvements to the APOPT solver:

** New AMPL interface

** Fixed a memory leak issue

!!!! Version 0.7.1 - 16 Jul 2015

* Added support for Julia programming language

* See [[Main/JuliaOpt|APM Julia]] information

!!!! Version 0.7.2 - 19 Feb 2016

* Added Python 3.5 support to the existing Python 2.7 support

* New course material on dynamic optimization at http://apmonitor.com/do

* Correct a bug with sequential estimation or control (imode=8 or 9) that prevented MVs from being declared

!!!! Version 0.7.0 - 11 Nov 2014

* Added sequential dynamic estimation and control modes as imode = 8 and 9, respectively.

* Added sequential modes for steady state parameter estimation and optimization modes as well. Set option nlc.sequential = 1 for a solution strategy that successively solves the equations independently of the objective function evaluation. Once the equations are evaluated, exact 1st and 2nd derivatives of the objective with respect to the degrees of freedom are used to find a search direction for new parameter estimates.

* A new [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098135414001306 |article in Computers and Chemical Engineering]] provides additional details on the APMonitor algorithms.

!!!! Version 0.6.1 - 5 May 2014

* Added apm_solve function for Python and simplified the use of the function in MATLAB for improved usability

* Modified imode=4 to eliminate some variables that were formerly associated with unused MV classified values, creating larger than necessary problems

* Corrected a bug in the implementation of sensitivities of FVs

* Published the paper to give additional details on the APMonitor implementation of Moving Horizon Estimation and Nonlinear Model Predictive Control:

** Hedengren, J. D. and Asgharzadeh Shishavan, R., Powell, K.M., and Edgar, T.F., Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers and Chemical Engineering, accepted for publication, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.04.013. [[Attach:apmonitor_2014.pdf|Download Preprint]]

~~!!!! Version 0.5.9 - 25 June 2012~~
~~* Support for [[Main/Arrays|multi-dimensional matrix operations]] up to 10 indices~~

!!!! Version 0.5.9 - 25 June 2012

* Implemented acceleration for pre-solve algorithm (Coldstart >=2)

* When values are read from the CSV file, FSTATUS is automatically set to 1 (ON)

* Report detailed problem information with diaglevel >=2 including:

** apm_hes.txt - Hessian (Exact 2nd Derivatives)

** apm_hes_obj.txt - Hessian of Only Objective Terms (Exact 2nd Derivatives)

** apm_jac.txt - Jacobian (Exact 1st Derivatives)

** apm_obj_grad.txt - Objective gradient

** apm_res.txt - Equation residuals

** apm_sens_fv.txt - State sensitivity with respect to FVs

** apm_sens_mv.txt - State sensitivity with respect to MVs

** apm_var.txt - Variable values
~~* Linux server development in addition to the Windows server operating support~~

!!!! Version 0.5.8 - Released soon

* Custom variable scaling based on default value declarations

* Performance improvements by not calculating residuals for inactive equations

* New sequential initialization capabilities with NLC.Coldstart >= 2.

!!!! Version 0.5.7 - 9 Apr 2012

* New imode option (imode=7) for sequential simulation. This implements something similar to MATLAB’s ode15s or DASPK with forward time stepping.

* Initial conditions and guess values can come from the CSV data file. APM will use them when NLC.COLDSTART=1 (on). Coldstart also turns off the MVs for one cycle to make the problem easier to solve.

!!!! Version 0.5.6

* More improvements to the Python and MATLAB interfaces

** Access solution results directly into python scripts

** Added trending capability with Python's Numpy and Matplotlib

* Tested parallel processing with MATLAB
~~!!! Development Priorities and Roadmap~~

Additional functionality is continually

!!! ~~Version Release Notes~~

~~** New version of a Linux server migrated from the Windows application server~~

## APMonitor Release Notes

## Main.ProductRoadmap History

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* Changed options from "NLC." to "APM." for global options. Added documentation for all [[Main/DBS|global and local options]]. A discussion of [[Main/ErrorMessages|common error messages]] are reviewed with an approach to troubleshooting. There is improved memory management during the compilation stage and the speed is improved.

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* Changed options from "NLC." to "APM." for global options. Added documentation for all [[Main/DBS|global and local options]]. A discussion of [[Main/ErrorMessages|common error messages]] are reviewed with an approach to troubleshooting. There is improved memory management during the compilation stage and the speed is improved. Increased maximum equation size on each line of the model to 15,000 characters.

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* Changed options from "NLC." to "APM." for global options. Added documentation for all [[Main/DBS|global and local options]]. A discussion of [[Main/ErrorMessages|common error messages]] are reviewed with an approach to troubleshooting.

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* Changed options from "NLC." to "APM." for global options. Added documentation for all [[Main/DBS|global and local options]]. A discussion of [[Main/ErrorMessages|common error messages]] are reviewed with an approach to troubleshooting. There is improved memory management during the compilation stage and the speed is improved.

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!!!! Version 0.7.7 - 12 Jun 2017

* Changed options from "NLC." to "APM." for global options. Added documentation for all [[Main/DBS|global and local options]]. A discussion of [[Main/ErrorMessages|common error messages]] are reviewed with an approach to troubleshooting.

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!!!! Version 0.7.6 - 31 Jan 2017

* Added real-time solver status to server and Python script. Each line of the solver output is returned as it produced on the server. Previously, it only displayed the solver output when the problem finished solving. A new apm.py version is available to support the feature.

!!!! Version 0.7.5 - 13 Aug 2016

* Updated the Python client to allow Python 2.7 or Python 3+.

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* Improvements to the APOPT solver~~:~~

** New AMPL ~~interface~~

** Fixed a memory leak issue

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** Fixed a memory leak issue

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* Improvements to the APOPT solver with an AMPL / Pyomo / JuliaOpt interface that reads NL files.

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!!!! Version 0.7.3 - 29 Apr 2016

* Added FSTATUS and MEAS for State Variables (SVs). With FSTATUS on, the measurement updates the initial condition at p(1).n(1). This same functionality is applied to Controlled Variables (CVs) as well when the STATUS is off (1).

* Improvements to the APOPT solver:

** New AMPL interface

** Fixed a memory leak issue

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!!!! Version 0.7.1 - 16 Jul 2015

* Added support for Julia programming language

* See [[Main/JuliaOpt|APM Julia]] information

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!!!! Version 0.7.2 - 19 Feb 2016

* Added Python 3.5 support to the existing Python 2.7 support

* New course material on dynamic optimization at http://apmonitor.com/do

* Correct a bug with sequential estimation or control (imode=8 or 9) that prevented MVs from being declared

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* Added sequential dynamic estimation and control modes as imode = 8 and 9, respectively.

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* Added sequential dynamic estimation and control modes as imode = 8 and 9, respectively. See additional information on [[Main/Modes | modes of operation]].

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* ~~A new [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098135414001306 |article in Computers and Chemical Engineering]] provides additional details on~~ the ~~APMonitor algorithms.~~

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* Corrected a bug with the APOPT solver interface where Jacobian values were sometimes from the prior iteration instead of the current iteration.

* A new [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098135414001306 |article in Computers and Chemical Engineering]] provides additional details on the APMonitor algorithms.

* A new [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098135414001306 |article in Computers and Chemical Engineering]] provides additional details on the APMonitor algorithms.

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!!!! Version 0.7.0 - 11 Nov 2014

* Added sequential dynamic estimation and control modes as imode = 8 and 9, respectively.

* Added sequential modes for steady state parameter estimation and optimization modes as well. Set option nlc.sequential = 1 for a solution strategy that successively solves the equations independently of the objective function evaluation. Once the equations are evaluated, exact 1st and 2nd derivatives of the objective with respect to the degrees of freedom are used to find a search direction for new parameter estimates.

* A new [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098135414001306 |article in Computers and Chemical Engineering]] provides additional details on the APMonitor algorithms.

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!!!! Version 0.6.~~1~~ - 5 May 2014

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!!!! Version 0.6.2 - 28 May 2014

* Added periodic boundary conditions as an option for individual variables. See additional details at [[Apps/PeriodicBoundaryConditions |this documentation page]] with some example problems.

* Added ''apm_solve'' to the Python interface and added an additional optional argument ''imode'' to the MATLAB interface to allow something other than the default of ''imode=7'' (sequential simulation). The ''apm_solve" function is intended to be a simplified method to quickly solve dynamic simulation problems with minimal coding effort.

!!!! Version 0.6.1a - 5 May 2014

* Added periodic boundary conditions as an option for individual variables. See additional details at [[Apps/PeriodicBoundaryConditions |this documentation page]] with some example problems.

* Added ''apm_solve'' to the Python interface and added an additional optional argument ''imode'' to the MATLAB interface to allow something other than the default of ''imode=7'' (sequential simulation). The ''apm_solve" function is intended to be a simplified method to quickly solve dynamic simulation problems with minimal coding effort.

!!!! Version 0.6.1a - 5 May 2014

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!!!! Version 0.6.1 - 5 May 2014

* Added apm_solve function for Python and simplified the use of the function in MATLAB for improved usability

* Modified imode=4 to eliminate some variables that were formerly associated with unused MV classified values, creating larger than necessary problems

* Corrected a bug in the implementation of sensitivities of FVs

* Published the paper to give additional details on the APMonitor implementation of Moving Horizon Estimation and Nonlinear Model Predictive Control:

** Hedengren, J. D. and Asgharzadeh Shishavan, R., Powell, K.M., and Edgar, T.F., Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers and Chemical Engineering, accepted for publication, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.04.013. [[Attach:apmonitor_2014.pdf|Download Preprint]]

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!!!! Version 0.6.~~1~~ - ~~8 Aug 2012~~

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!!!! Version 0.6.0 - 20 Jan 2014

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* Updates to [[Main/MATLAB | APM MATLAB]] and [[Main/PythonApp | APM Python]] interfaces to allow mixed case application names

!!!! Version 0.5.9 - 25 June 2013

!!!! Version 0.5.9 - 25 June 2013

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* Sequential simulation (imode=7) only produces all intermediate points with nlc.web=2. Otherwise with nlc.web=1 it produces only the first and last points. Full results are still available from apm_sol(server,app).

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!!!! Version 0.6.~~0~~ - ~~TBD~~

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!!!! Version 0.6.1 - 8 Aug 2012

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* Improved execution time through compiler optimization and memory access management

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!!!! Version 0.6.0 - TBD

* Improved detection of uninitialized values

* Improved speed of function residuals by evaluating once and storing initial values and constraints

* Reduced memory allocation requirements (was running out of memory for large models)

* Support for [[Main/Arrays|multi-dimensional matrix operations]] up to 10 indices

* Improved detection of uninitialized values

* Improved speed of function residuals by evaluating once and storing initial values and constraints

* Reduced memory allocation requirements (was running out of memory for large models)

* Support for [[Main/Arrays|multi-dimensional matrix operations]] up to 10 indices

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* Support for [[Main/Arrays|multi-dimensional matrix operations]] up to 10 indices

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* Improvements to MINLP algorithm for dynamic problems

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** apm_jac.txt - Jacobian (Exact 1st Derivatives)

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** apm_jac.txt - Jacobian (Exact 1st Derivatives) with respect to all variables

** apm_jac_fv.txt - Jacobian (1st Derivatives) with respect to FVs

** apm_lam.txt - Lagrange multipliers

** apm_lbt.txt - Lower block triangularization for problem decomposition

** apm_jac_fv.txt - Jacobian (1st Derivatives) with respect to FVs

** apm_lam.txt - Lagrange multipliers

** apm_lbt.txt - Lower block triangularization for problem decomposition

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** apm_sens_obj.txt - Objective sensitivity with respect to FVs and MVs

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** Note 1: Jacobian and Hessian information reported as sparse matrices

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** Declare parameters or variables starting with "int" (e.g. int[1] is an integer variable)

** Use APOPT solver (nlc.solver=1)

** Use APOPT solver (nlc.solver=1)

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!!!! Version 0.5.9 - 25 June 2012

* Implemented acceleration for pre-solve algorithm (Coldstart >=2)

* When values are read from the CSV file, FSTATUS is automatically set to 1 (ON)

* Report detailed problem information with diaglevel >=2 including:

** apm_hes.txt - Hessian (Exact 2nd Derivatives)

** apm_hes_obj.txt - Hessian of Only Objective Terms (Exact 2nd Derivatives)

** apm_jac.txt - Jacobian (Exact 1st Derivatives)

** apm_obj_grad.txt - Objective gradient

** apm_res.txt - Equation residuals

** apm_sens_fv.txt - State sensitivity with respect to FVs

** apm_sens_mv.txt - State sensitivity with respect to MVs

** apm_var.txt - Variable values

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!!!! Version 0.5.8 - ~~Released soon~~

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!!!! Version 0.5.8 - 16 June 2012

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* Corrected problem with one equation in estimation model for the Latex model generator

* Ability to solve mixed-integer nonlinear programming problems

* Ability to solve mixed-integer nonlinear programming problems

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!!!! Version 0.5.8 - Released soon

* Custom variable scaling based on default value declarations

* Performance improvements by not calculating residuals for inactive equations

* New sequential initialization capabilities with NLC.Coldstart >= 2.

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!!!! Version 0.5.7 - ~~9 Apr~~ 2012

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!!!! Version 0.5.7 - 21 May 2012

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* Fixed bugs:

** with steady state optimization where in certain situations, new set points were not being read

** sequential simulation was not initializing from prior solutions properly

* Export of sparsity, Hessian, and Jacobian now possible

** with steady state optimization where in certain situations, new set points were not being read

** sequential simulation was not initializing from prior solutions properly

* Export of sparsity, Hessian, and Jacobian now possible

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* Testing some new Mixed-Integer code. A prototype version is available at the [http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35720-minlp-mixed-integer-nonlinear-programming | Mathworks File Exchange] web-site.

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* Testing some new Mixed-Integer code. A prototype version is available at the [[http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35720-minlp-mixed-integer-nonlinear-programming | Mathworks File Exchange]] web-site.

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* New imode option (imode=7) for sequential simulation. ~~ ~~This implements something similar to MATLAB’s ode15s or DASPK with forward time stepping.

* Initial conditions and guess values can come from the CSV data file. APM will use them when NLC.COLDSTART=1 (on).~~ ~~Coldstart also turns off the MVs for one cycle to make the problem easier to solve.

* Initial conditions and guess values can come from the CSV data file. APM will use them when NLC.COLDSTART=1 (on).

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* New imode option (imode=7) for sequential simulation. This implements something similar to MATLAB’s ode15s or DASPK with forward time stepping.

* Initial conditions and guess values can come from the CSV data file. APM will use them when NLC.COLDSTART=1 (on). Coldstart also turns off the MVs for one cycle to make the problem easier to solve.

* Testing some new Mixed-Integer code. A prototype version is available at the [http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35720-minlp-mixed-integer-nonlinear-programming | Mathworks File Exchange] web-site.

* Initial conditions and guess values can come from the CSV data file. APM will use them when NLC.COLDSTART=1 (on). Coldstart also turns off the MVs for one cycle to make the problem easier to solve.

* Testing some new Mixed-Integer code. A prototype version is available at the [http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35720-minlp-mixed-integer-nonlinear-programming | Mathworks File Exchange] web-site.

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!!!! Version 0.5.7 - 9 Apr 2012

* New imode option (imode=7) for sequential simulation. This implements something similar to MATLAB’s ode15s or DASPK with forward time stepping.

* Initial conditions and guess values can come from the CSV data file. APM will use them when NLC.COLDSTART=1 (on). Coldstart also turns off the MVs for one cycle to make the problem easier to solve.

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* Retrieve server results without dependency of NumPy (Python version)

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!!!! Version 0.5.5 - 9 Dec 2012

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!!!! Version 0.5.4 - 15 Nov 2011

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!!!! Version 0.5.3 - 15 Sept 2011

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* More improvements to the APM Python and APM MATLAB interfaces

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* Tested parallel processing with ~~MATLAB~~

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* Tested parallel processing with APM MATLAB

* Access database variables into the APM MATLAB or APM Python script such as objective function values

* Access database variables into the APM MATLAB or APM Python script such as objective function values

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!!!! Version 0.5.6

* More improvements to the Python and MATLAB interfaces

** Access solution results directly into python scripts

** Added trending capability with Python's Numpy and Matplotlib

* Tested parallel processing with MATLAB

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* Time shift now allows any number of time horizon steps instead of only 1 or 0 (off).

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** Model files and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in v0.5.~~4~~

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** Model files and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in v0.5.4, greatly improving the load speed

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** Separate simultaneous applications are maintained with separate names, such as MHE and NLC that ~~feed~~ information ~~back~~ and ~~forth between estimation~~ and ~~control.~~

** Model files ~~and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in ~~v0.5.~~4.~~

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** Separate simultaneous applications are maintained with separate names, such as MHE and NLC, that exchange information between estimation and control

** Model files and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in v0.5.4

** Model files and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in v0.5.4

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** Separate simultaneous applications are maintained with separate names, such as MHE and NLC that feed information back and forth between estimation and control.

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* Improvements to the Python and MATLAB interfaces

** Python and MATLAB interfaces now support multiple simultaneous applications

** Model files and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in v0.5.4.

** Python and MATLAB interfaces now support multiple simultaneous applications

** Model files and CSV data files are now sent to the server with one command instead of line-by-line as in v0.5.4.

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!!! Future Roadmap

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Additional functionality is continually added to the APMonitor software. Below is a roadmap on product development. Requests for additional features can be discussed on the user's group forum and is regularly solicited from customers.

!!!! Development Priorities

* Parallel support for larger scale optimization problems

* Linux server development in addition to the Windows server operating support

* Collaborative project features that allow multiple simultaneous developers

* Improved Python and MATLAB interface support

* Incorporation of additional solvers, including those with mixed-integer capabilities

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!!! Version Release Notes

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!!!! Development Priorities

* Parallel support for larger scale optimization problems

* Linux server development in addition to the Windows server operating support

* Collaborative project features that allow multiple simultaneous developers

* Improved Python and MATLAB interface support

* Incorporation of additional solvers, including those with mixed-integer capabilities

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(:keywords release notes, version, APMonitor, roadmap, development, differential, algebraic, modeling language:)

(:description Version Information and Release Roadmap of APMonitor Modeling Language:)

!!! Development Priorities and Roadmap

Additional functionality is continually

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!!! Version Release Notes

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!!!! Version 0.5.5

* Fixed problem with a controller trajectory formulation

** Controller did not implement dead-band control correctly, leading to slower than expected controller response

* Added new reference trajectory formulation for derivative-based control

* More operating system support

** Executable Tested on 32 and 64 bit Windows XP, Windows 7

** New version of a Linux server migrated from the Windows application server

** Web interface tested for MacOS

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!!!! Version 0.5.4

* New MATLAB and Python interfaces

* Added new CONSTANTS classification

** Can now specify constants in a vector index

** Added multidimensional array support

* Second derivative information fixed for MHE L2-norm mode for data reconciliation

** Error was causing incorrect sparsity and Hessian information that was accessed by the IPOPT solver

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!!!! Version 0.5.3

* Added support for APOPT and BPOPT solvers

* Updated IPOPT solver to v.3.9.1

* Updated web-interface trends to Flash v10 from v6.

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(:keywords release notes, version, APMonitor, roadmap, development, differential, algebraic, modeling language:)

(:description Version Information and Release Roadmap of APMonitor Modeling Language:)

!!! Development Priorities and Roadmap

Additional functionality is continually

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!!! Version Release Notes

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!!!! Version 0.5.5

* Fixed problem with a controller trajectory formulation

** Controller did not implement dead-band control correctly, leading to slower than expected controller response

* Added new reference trajectory formulation for derivative-based control

* More operating system support

** Executable Tested on 32 and 64 bit Windows XP, Windows 7

** New version of a Linux server migrated from the Windows application server

** Web interface tested for MacOS

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!!!! Version 0.5.4

* New MATLAB and Python interfaces

* Added new CONSTANTS classification

** Can now specify constants in a vector index

** Added multidimensional array support

* Second derivative information fixed for MHE L2-norm mode for data reconciliation

** Error was causing incorrect sparsity and Hessian information that was accessed by the IPOPT solver

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!!!! Version 0.5.3

* Added support for APOPT and BPOPT solvers

* Updated IPOPT solver to v.3.9.1

* Updated web-interface trends to Flash v10 from v6.

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