Installing solvers

linopy supports the following solvers

  • Cbc - open source, free, fast

  • GLPK - open source, free, not very fast

  • HiGHS - open source, free, fast

  • Gurobi - closed source, commercial, very fast

  • Xpress - closed source, commercial, very fast

  • Cplex - closed source, commercial, very fast

Please click on the links to get further installation information. In the following we provide additional installation guides for a subset of the above listed solvers.


HiGHS is an “open source serial and parallel solvers for large-scale sparse linear programming”.

Find the documentation at The full list of solver options is documented at

Installation on Linux

The script work for version HiGHS 1.2. The installation steps are

sudo apt-get install cmake  # if not installed
git clone
cd HiGHS
git checkout v1.2
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..

If you have problems with running the tests, make sure you are in a clean environment. If you have conda installations in your base environment, you can try building HiGHS from a freshly created conda environment.

After the build, add the paths of executables and library to your .bashrc:

export PATH="${PATH}:/foo/HiGHS/build/bin"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/foo/HiGHS/build/lib"
source .bashrc