Thank you. My researched suggested that it was possible with other prolog
implementations so I wasn't sure if I was missing something simple in pilog.

I also wasn't sure if with a simple problem space I could combine something
like permute with a known range of possibilities. In the example below, I
could generate a list of the whole numbers from 1-100 for the acreage and
then have some helper functions to test for ranges. I wouldn't need to
solve for a real number.

It sounds like there are better ways to do it. I was hoping to come up with
something as nicely declarative/expressive as pilog that didn't have a
bunch of conditionals. I could probably use some dsl though. I have no
experience with pilog and was interested in an application of it.

Thanks again

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Alexander Burger <>wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 04:02:07PM +0200, Henrik Sarvell wrote:
> > I can't say for sure if prolog is a good fit or not. The problems seems a
> > little bit too arithmetic maybe but do not trust my word on it.
> I also don't think that Prolog or Pilog are well suited for that.
> Linear programming is an optimization technique, often employing the
> simplex algorithm where you solve a number of linear equations by
> "pivot"ing their terms. I think this can be easier solved in plain Lisp
> than in Pilog.
> Cheers,
> - Alex
> --

Reply via email to