Training and Seminars

We specialize in training courses for the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS), a leading high-level system for mathematical programming and optimization.

  • Highly interactive courses with many examples and exercises throughout the curriculum
  • Custom GAMS model library with many examples and the exercise-solutions
  • Full-size course license covering GAMS and most solvers
  • Delivered as classroom or live online training
  • These are the courses GAMS Software GmbH sends new employees to for learning GAMS

On a regular basis we offer public introductory to mid-level courses on

Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS

Covers all important aspects needed for getting up and running with GAMS in only three days.

Energy and Power System Modeling in GAMS

Provides a two-day GAMS introduction and two days of Energy and Power System Modeling.

Sample course agenda

Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS

  • Introduction to Mathematical Optimization
  • Introducing GAMS
    • Structure
    • The GAMS Integrated Development Environment (GAMS IDE)
    • First modeling exercise
  • GAMS Language 1: Objects in Optimization
    • Data Objects: Sets, Scalars, Parameters, Tables
    • Variables
    • Equations
    • Models and Model Attributes
    • Output Files, Debugging
  • GAMS Language 2: Programming Language Features
    • Conditional Expressions
    • Procedural Language Elements
  • GAMS File I/O
    • Text File Input
    • Formatted Text File Output
  • GAMS Data Exchange (GDX)
    • GDX basics
    • MS® Excel integration with GDXXRW (Windows® only)
  • Optional Mixed-integer Linear Programming Exercise: “big M” method
  • Closing
    • Comments on Modeling Practice
    • GAMS Resources
    • Final Discussion

For specific training needs we gladly offer custom in-house courses at your location. They can also be held as live online courses.

Please contact us with your question or request, we look forward to working with you!

Python Training

We also offer a highly interactive classroom course Introduction to Programming in Python.

  • Highly interactive 3-day course with many examples and exercises throughout the curriculum
  • Beginner level, can be used as a first programming course
  • Can be taught as a 2-day compact course for programmers teaching Python specifics (Python 2 and Python 3)
  • Delivered as classroom or live online training

Please contact us with your question or request, we look forward to working with you!

Past seminar announcements and in-house courses

DATE LOCATION TITLE
October 22-25, 2019 Vienna, Austria Energy and Power System Modeling in GAMS
April 3-5, 2019 Vienna, Austria Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS
September 24-26, 2018 Vienna, Austria Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS
June 12-15, 2018 Vienna, Austria Energy and Power System Modeling in GAMS
April 9-11, 2018 Vienna, Austria Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS
October 2-5, 2017 Vienna, Austria Energy and Power System Modeling in GAMS
September 25-27, 2017 Vienna, Austria Introduction to Programming in Python
March 29-31, 2017 Vienna, Austria F171, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
March 30 – April 1, 2016 Vienna, Austria F161, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
November 02-04, 2015 Vienna, Austria F153, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
September 10-11, 2015 Vienna, Austria F152, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Compact
April 22-24, 2015 Vienna, Austria F151, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
July 2-3, 2014 Berlin, Germany Introduction to GAMS (energy industry in-house course)
April 28-30, 2014 Vienna, Austria F142, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
April 7-9, 2014 Laxenburg, Austria Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals (International Institute for Sustainability in-house course)
March 31 – April 3, 2014 Vienna, Austria F141, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals incl. Workshop
December 03-04, 2013 Toronto, Canada F132, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Compact
April 22-25, 2013 Vienna, Austria F131, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
November 27-28, 2012 Vienna, Austria GAMS Fundamentals Course (energy industry in-house course)
May 19-20, 2012 Vienna, Austria F121, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
May 16-19, 2011 Vienna, Austria F111, Modeling and Optimization with GAMS Fundamentals
November 11-12, 2010
Weisenheim a.B., Germany
Modeling and Optimization with GAMS (advanced)
November 08-10, 2010
Weisenheim a.B., Germany
Modeling and Optimization with GAMS (basic)

dr-maindl-consulting Officially named GAMS Solution Specialist:
gams.com/community/
solution-specialists

Upcoming courses:

We are planning an

Advanced Analytics: Modeling and Optimization with GAMS

course in Vienna in spring 2020.

Stay tuned for dates and details!