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Description
Approximate the logistic curves using piecewise linear functions.

Further explanation of this example: 'Xpress Python Reference Manual'

Source Files

maxSumLogistic.py

```'''
Maximize the sum of logistic curves subject to linear and piecewise linear constraints
Approximate the logistic curves using piecewise linear functions
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'''
import numpy as np
import xpress as xp
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

def logistic(x, K, r, c):
return K / (1 + np.exp(-r * (x - c)))

n_curves = 10
N = range(n_curves)
U = 10  # upper bound of the variables

# Create two numpy vectors of variables
x = xp.vars(N, ub=U, name='x')
y = xp.vars(N, name='y')

# Create a problem and add these two vectors
p = xp.problem(x, y)

n_intervals = 100
# define the breakpoints of the piecewise linear terms
breakpoints = np.array([(U / n_intervals) * i for i in range(n_intervals + 1)])

# compute the function values at breakpoints
y_vals = [logistic(breakpoints, U, np.random.uniform(0.5, 3), U / 2) for _ in N]

# Enable to visualize curves
for i in N:
plt.plot(breakpoints, y_vals[i])

y_vals = np.array(y_vals).flatten().tolist()
x_vals = np.array([])
for i in N:
x_vals = np.concatenate((x_vals, breakpoints))
x_vals = x_vals.tolist()

# Set the starting indices for the flattened piecewise linear function definitions
start = [i * (n_intervals + 1) for i in N]

# Add a constraint that limits the weighted sum of x variables
w = np.random.randint(1, 10, n_curves)   