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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2021

Bring MATLAB interface back for CPLEX

Please bring back the MATLAB interface for CPLEX. We rely heavily on this feature since toolboxes we use are Matlab exclusive.

Needed by Date Feb 28, 2021
  • Guest
    May 24, 2022

    I need cplex for newer version of matlab, not just from 2019a and before

  • Guest
    Apr 8, 2022

    I agree, this was bad news. Many people call CPLEX via Matlab.

  • Guest
    Nov 25, 2021


    I cannot understand the logic of removing the CPLEX connector for MAtlab, but I think it is a very bad idea. Mant MATLAB users (including myself) are considering moving to a different solver (Gurobi mainly). Please, do not lose a very loyal user base on the grounds of a very bad thought change.

  • Guest
    Aug 4, 2021

    Please bring the CPLEX connector for Matlab back!

  • Guest
    May 3, 2021

    Not only that CPLEX is very useful for some Matpower problems, but a lot of Matpower users employ Matpower as interface to solve optimization problems with the idea of easly change between solvers, so CPLEX will be relegated in many areas.

  • Guest
    May 3, 2021

    Matlab is interfacing with many solvers/programs, if CPLEX - MATLAB interface is not to be brought back, CPLEX will stay below some other packages.

  • Guest
    May 3, 2021

    I agree, as the developer of MATPOWER, a widely used Matlab-language only power system simulation package, I am unable to support CPLEX as an optimal power flow solver without a MATLAB interface to CPLEX.

  • Guest
    Feb 17, 2021

    If the MATLAB interface is not to be brought back, why not release the existing source code to an open source project that could maintain the interface? There are many existing projects that rely on the matlab interface to cplex, e.g.,