## Knapsack Optimization

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An alternative to using optimization is a greedy algorithm where the items are successively selected based on a metric such as the highest value to weight ratio. This is done until the weight limit is exceeded. While this approach is computationally fast and intuitive, it may give suboptimal results because a constraint limit (weight) is not reached. The greedy algorithm is an example of a heuristic (rule-based) approach that is often specific to the application. Heuristics may be valuable to initialize the optimization solution or identify at least one feasible solution that can be improved with optimization.

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The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem|knapsack problem]] is to select which items to fit into the bag without exceeding a weight limit of what can be carried. ~~Solve~~ the problem with ~~a~~ integer programming solver by setting up each item as a binary variable (0 or 1). A zero (0) is a decision to not place the item in the knapsack while a one (1) is a decision to include it. More generally, suppose there are {`n`} items with values {`v_1, \ldots, v_n`} and weights {`w_1, \ldots, w_n`} with a total weight limit of the sack {`W=14`}. The decision variables are {`x_1, \ldots, x_n`} that can be 0 or 1. The following optimization formulation represents this problem as an integer program:

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The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem|knapsack problem]] is to select which items to fit into the bag without exceeding a weight limit of what can be carried. We solve the problem with an integer programming solver ([[https://apopt.com|APOPT]]) by setting up each item as a binary variable (0 or 1). A zero (0) is a decision to not place the item in the knapsack while a one (1) is a decision to include it. More generally, suppose there are {`n`} items with values {`v_1, \ldots, v_n`} and weights {`w_1, \ldots, w_n`} with a total weight limit of the sack {`W=14`}. The decision variables are {`x_1, \ldots, x_n`} that can be 0 or 1. The following optimization formulation represents this problem as an integer program:

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There are 4 items available to be placed in a knapsack: a towel, hammer, wrench, and screwdriver. The value ~~of the items and weight~~ are listed in the table below.

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There are 4 items available to be placed in a knapsack: a towel, hammer, wrench, and screwdriver. The value and weight of the items are listed in the table below.

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'''Objective:''' Maximize the value of items that can fit into a knapsack without exceeding a maximum weight constraint~~ of 14~~.

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The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem|knapsack problem]] is to select which items to fit into the bag without exceeding a weight limit of what can be carried. Solve the problem with a integer programming solver by setting up each item as a binary variable (0 or 1). A zero (0) is a decision to not place the item in the knapsack while a one (1) is a decision to include it. More generally, suppose there are {`n`} items with values {`v_1, \ldots, v_n`} and weights {`w_1, \ldots, w_n`} with a total weight limit of the sack {~~`W`~~}. The decision variables are {`x_1, \ldots, x_n`} that can be 0 or 1. The following optimization formulation represents this problem as an integer program:

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The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem|knapsack problem]] is to select which items to fit into the bag without exceeding a weight limit of what can be carried. Solve the problem with a integer programming solver by setting up each item as a binary variable (0 or 1). A zero (0) is a decision to not place the item in the knapsack while a one (1) is a decision to include it. More generally, suppose there are {`n`} items with values {`v_1, \ldots, v_n`} and weights {`w_1, \ldots, w_n`} with a total weight limit of the sack {`W=14`}. The decision variables are {`x_1, \ldots, x_n`} that can be 0 or 1. The following optimization formulation represents this problem as an integer program:

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{$\max \sum _{i=1}^{n} v_{i} x_{i}$}

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(:title Knapsack Optimization:)

(:keywords Optimization, Selection, Volume, Weight, Decision, Maximize, Minimize, Benchmark:)

(:description The objective of the knapsack optimization problem is maximize the value of selected items without exceeding a weight constraint. This knapsack problem is solved with integer programming in Python Gekko.:)

'''Objective:''' Maximize the value of items that can fit into a knapsack without exceeding a maximum weight constraint.

There are 4 items available to be placed in a knapsack: a towel, hammer, wrench, and screwdriver. The value of the items and weight are listed in the table below.

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<table>

<tr>

<td></td><td><b>Towel</b></td><td><b>Hammer</b></td><td><b>Wrench</b></td><td><b>Screwdriver</b></td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td><b>Value</b></td><td>11</td><td>8</td><td>3</td><td>6</td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td><b>Weight</b></td><td>3</td><td>5</td><td>7</td><td>4</td>

</tr>

</table>

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The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem|knapsack problem]] is to select which items to fit into the bag without exceeding a weight limit of what can be carried. Solve the problem with a integer programming solver by setting up each item as a binary variable (0 or 1). A zero (0) is a decision to not place the item in the knapsack while a one (1) is a decision to include it. More generally, suppose there are {`n`} items with values {`v_1, \ldots, v_n`} and weights {`w_1, \ldots, w_n`} with a total weight limit of the sack {`W`}. The decision variables are {`x_1, \ldots, x_n`} that can be 0 or 1. The following optimization formulation represents this problem as an integer program:

{$\max & \sum _{i=1}^{n} v_{i} x_{i}$}

{$\textrm{subject to} & \sum _{i=1}^{n} w_{i} x_{i}\leq W$}

{$ & x_{i}\in \{0,1\}$}

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!!!! Python GEKKO Solution

(:div id=gekko:)

(:source lang=python:)

from gekko import GEKKO

y = ['towel','hammer','wrench','screwdriver']

v = [11,8,3,6]

w = [3,5,7,4]

items = len(y)

# Create model

m = GEKKO()

# Variables

x = m.Array(m.Var,len(y),lb=0,ub=1,integer=True)

# Objective

m.Obj(-sum(v[i]*x[i] for i in range(items)))

# Constraint

limit = 14

m.Equation(sum([w[i]*x[i] for i in range(items)]) <= limit)

# Optimize with APOPT

m.options.SOLVER = 1

m.solve()

# Print the value of the variables at the optimum

for i in range(items):

print("%s = %f" % (y[i], x[i].value[0]))

# Print the value of the objective

print("Objective = %f" % (m.options.objfcnval))

m.open_folder()

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(:keywords Optimization, Selection, Volume, Weight, Decision, Maximize, Minimize, Benchmark:)

(:description The objective of the knapsack optimization problem is maximize the value of selected items without exceeding a weight constraint. This knapsack problem is solved with integer programming in Python Gekko.:)

'''Objective:''' Maximize the value of items that can fit into a knapsack without exceeding a maximum weight constraint.

There are 4 items available to be placed in a knapsack: a towel, hammer, wrench, and screwdriver. The value of the items and weight are listed in the table below.

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<table>

<tr>

<td></td><td><b>Towel</b></td><td><b>Hammer</b></td><td><b>Wrench</b></td><td><b>Screwdriver</b></td>

</tr>

<tr>

<td><b>Value</b></td><td>11</td><td>8</td><td>3</td><td>6</td>

</tr>

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<td><b>Weight</b></td><td>3</td><td>5</td><td>7</td><td>4</td>

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The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapsack_problem|knapsack problem]] is to select which items to fit into the bag without exceeding a weight limit of what can be carried. Solve the problem with a integer programming solver by setting up each item as a binary variable (0 or 1). A zero (0) is a decision to not place the item in the knapsack while a one (1) is a decision to include it. More generally, suppose there are {`n`} items with values {`v_1, \ldots, v_n`} and weights {`w_1, \ldots, w_n`} with a total weight limit of the sack {`W`}. The decision variables are {`x_1, \ldots, x_n`} that can be 0 or 1. The following optimization formulation represents this problem as an integer program:

{$\max & \sum _{i=1}^{n} v_{i} x_{i}$}

{$\textrm{subject to} & \sum _{i=1}^{n} w_{i} x_{i}\leq W$}

{$ & x_{i}\in \{0,1\}$}

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!!!! Python GEKKO Solution

(:div id=gekko:)

(:source lang=python:)

from gekko import GEKKO

y = ['towel','hammer','wrench','screwdriver']

v = [11,8,3,6]

w = [3,5,7,4]

items = len(y)

# Create model

m = GEKKO()

# Variables

x = m.Array(m.Var,len(y),lb=0,ub=1,integer=True)

# Objective

m.Obj(-sum(v[i]*x[i] for i in range(items)))

# Constraint

limit = 14

m.Equation(sum([w[i]*x[i] for i in range(items)]) <= limit)

# Optimize with APOPT

m.options.SOLVER = 1

m.solve()

# Print the value of the variables at the optimum

for i in range(items):

print("%s = %f" % (y[i], x[i].value[0]))

# Print the value of the objective

print("Objective = %f" % (m.options.objfcnval))

m.open_folder()

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