Writes current basis to a file.

unsigned char write_basis(lprec *lp, char *filename);

Return Value

Returns TRUE if basis could be written to filename and FALSE if not.
A FALSE return value indicates an error. Specifically file could not be opened or not able to write in file.



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


Filename to write the basis to.


The write_basis function writes the current basis to filename.
This basis can later be reused by read_basis to reset a basis. Setting an initial basis can speed up the solver considerably. It is the starting point from where the algorithm continues to find an optimal solution.
When a restart is done, lp_solve continues at the last basis, except if set_basis, default_basis or read_basis is called.

The basis in the file is written in MPS bas file format.


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

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

  /* Read LP model */
  lp = read_LP("model.lp", NORMAL, "test model");
  if(lp == NULL) {
    fprintf(stderr, "Unable to create new LP model\n");

  ret = solve(lp);

  ret = write_basis(lp, "model.bas", NULL);


lp_solve API reference

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