Determines a starting base.

int get_basiscrash(lprec *lp);

Return Value

Specifies which basis crash mode is used. Can by any of the following values:

CRASH_NOTHING (0) No basis crash
CRASH_MOSTFEASIBLE (2) Most feasible basis



Pointer to previously created lp model. See return value of make_lp, read_lp, read_LP, read_mps, read_freemps, read_MPS, read_freeMPS, read_XLI


The get_basiscrash function returns which basis crash mode must be used. Default is CRASH_NOTHING.

When no base crash is done (the default), the initial basis from which lp_solve starts to solve the model is the basis containing all slack or artificial variables that is automatically associates with each constraint.

When base crash is enabled, a heuristic ``crash procedure'' is executed before the first simplex iteration to quickly choose a basis matrix that has fewer artificial variables. This procedure tends to reduce the number of iterations to optimality since a number of iterations are skipped. lp_solve starts iterating from this basis until optimality.


#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include "lp_lib.h"

int main(void)
  lprec *lp;
  int basiscrash;

  /* Create a new LP model */
  lp = make_lp(0, 0);
  if(lp == NULL) {
    fprintf(stderr, "Unable to create new LP model\n");

  /* Model created */

  basiscrash = get_basiscrash(lp);



lp_solve API reference

See Also make_lp, read_lp, read_LP, read_mps, read_freemps, read_MPS, read_freeMPS, read_XLI, set_basiscrash, default_basis, get_basis, set_basis, read_basis, write_basis