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A safe Rust interface for SCIP. This crate also exposes access to the SCIP's C-API through the ffi module. The project is currently actively developed, issues/pull-requests are very welcome.


By running

cargo add russcip --features bundled

The bundled feature will download a precompiled SCIP as part of the build process. This is the easiest to get started with russcip, instead you could try the from-source or if you want to link against your custom SCIP installation check the section below.

from-source feature

To build SCIP from source, you can enable the from-source feature. This will download the SCIP source code and build it as part of the build process.

cargo add russcip --features from-source

Custom SCIP installation

If no feature is not enabled, russcip will look for a scip installation in the current conda environment, to install SCIP using conda run the following command

conda install --channel conda-forge scip

Alternatively, you can specify the installation directory through the SCIPOPTDIR environment variable.

russcip is tested against SCIP 9.0.0 but it might work for other versions depending on which functionality you use.


An example on how to model and solve an integer program can be found in the examples directory. To run the example, you can use the following command

cargo run --example create_and_solve

The raw feature

You can enable this feature by specifying the feature in your Cargo.toml

russcip = { features = ["raw"] }

This enables access to the scip_ptr unsafe function in the Model struct, which gives you access to the underlying SCIP raw pointer. This is can be used in combination with the ffi module to call SCIP functions that are not wrapped yet in the safe interface.

Implementing Custom Plugins

Some of SCIP's plugins are imported to the rust interface as traits. Currently the implemented plugins are:

Name File Docs
Branching rule branchrule.rs docs
Variable Pricer pricer.rs docs
Event Handler eventhdlr.rs docs
Primal Heuristic heuristic.rs docs

To add a custom plugin to a SCIP Model instance, you should implement its trait and call the corresponding include_{PLUGIN_NAME} method. For examples on implementing the specific plugin trait you can check the tests in the corresponding files.


Thinking about contributing to russcip? First of all thank you! You can check our issues page, there's a bunch of good_first_issues, or you can check our contribution guide. If you'd like to contribute and unsure what to do, or thinking about a big feature and want to discuss if it makes sense and what is the best way to do it? you could open a new issue/discussion or send me a quick email @mmghannam.

About SCIP

SCIP is currently one of the fastest non-commercial solvers for mixed integer programming (MIP) and mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP). It is also a framework for constraint integer programming and branch-cut-and-price. It allows for total control of the solution process and the access of detailed information down to the guts of the solver.


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