SAS/OR User’s Guide: Mathematical Programming provides a complete reference for the mathematical programming procedures in SAS/OR software. This book serves as the primary documentation for the OPTLP, OPTMILP, OPTMODEL, and OPTQP procedures, the various solvers used by PROC OPTMODEL, and the MPS-format SAS data set specification.

This chapter describes the organization of this book and the conventions used in the text and example code. To gain full benefit from using this book, you should familiarize yourself with the information presented in this section and refer to it when needed. The section Additional Documentation for SAS/OR Software refers to other documents that contain related information.