May 26, 2018

Free software for solving timetabling problems

Tablix is a powerful free software kernel for solving general timetabling problems. It uses a coarse-grained parallel genetic algorithm in combination with other techniques to construct sensible timetables from XML formatted problem descriptions. Tablix can run on a single host as well as on a heterogeneous parallel virtual machine using PVM3.

Tablix kernel supports a very wide range of timetabling problems, from high school timetabling to barge scheduling. A number of timetable constraints are already implemented in the default installation. Because of kernel’s modular design it is easy to add custom timetable constraints and/or modify existing ones. Kernel modules are written in C. Extensive API documentation is available on the internet and in the source distribution.

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