Get all column elements from the matrix.

unsigned char get_column(lprec *lp, int col_nr, REAL *column);

Return Value

get_column returns TRUE (1) if the operation was successful. A return value of FALSE (0) indicates an error.
An error occurs when col_nr is not between 1 and the number of columns in the lp.
Note that row entry mode must be off, else this function also fails. See set_add_rowmode



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


Column number of the matrix. Must be between 1 and number of columns in the lp.


Array in which the values are returned. The array must be dimensioned with at least 1 plus number of rows elements in the lp.


This function retrieves all values for the given column.
Element 0 of the column array will contain the value of the objective function, element 1 will contain the value for column 1, Element 2 the value for column 2, ...


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

int main(void)
  lprec *lp;
  REAL column[1+2]; /* must be 1 greater than number of rows ! */

  /* Create a new LP model */
  lp = make_lp(2, 1);
  if(lp == NULL) {
    fprintf(stderr, "Unable to create new LP model\n");

  get_column(lp, 1, column);


lp_solve API reference

See Also make_lp, read_lp, read_LP, read_mps, read_freemps, read_MPS, read_freeMPS, read_XLI, get_mat, get_row, set_row, set_rowex, set_rh, set_rh_vec, str_set_rh_vec, add_constraint, add_constraintex, str_add_constraint, add_column, add_columnex, str_add_column, set_column, set_columnex