Class KGlobalCardinalityConstraint


public class KGlobalCardinalityConstraint extends KConstraint
This class implements a Global Cardinality Constraint.

A GCC (Global Cardinality Constraint) over a set of variables is defined by three arrays called
lowerBound, and upperBound. The constraint is satisfied if and only if the number of
variables of the given set which are assigned to values[i] is greater or equal to lowerBound[i],
and lower or equal to upperBound[i] for all i, and if no variable of the given set is assigned
to a value which does not belong to values.

Posting a KGlobalCardinalityConstraint to a problem is equivalent, from a modelisation point of view,
to posting two instances of {KOccurence} for each value. But this is absolutely not equivalent from
a propagation point of view : GCC acquires a far better propagation, using the Regin algorithm.

A group of tourists have to be transported from a point to another one, using a fleet of buses. The objective
is to find the assignment which maximize a satisfaction of tourists, depending of their affinities.
The bus capacity constraint can me modelized by the following code :

Bus [] fleet = // something ;
Tourist [] tourists = // something ;
KIntVarArray assignment = new KIntVarArray (problem, tourists.length, 0, fleet.length-1, "TouristBusesAssignment");
int [] capacity = new int [fleet.length]; // Capacities of the buses
for (int i=0; i < fleet.length; i++)
    capacity[i] = fleet[i].capacity;
KGlobalCardinalityConstraint gcc = new KGlobalCardinalityConstraint ("Buses Capacity constraint",
                                                                     assignment.getVars(), capacity);

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  • Constructor Details

    • KGlobalCardinalityConstraint

      protected KGlobalCardinalityConstraint(long cPtr, boolean cMemoryOwn)
    • KGlobalCardinalityConstraint

      public KGlobalCardinalityConstraint(String name, KIntVarArray vars, KIntArray vals, KIntArray low, KIntArray upp, int k)
      Builds a GCC

      name - The name of the constraint
      vars - The set of variables involved by the GCC
      vals - The set of values involved by the GCC
      low - The minimum number of variables assigned to each value
      upp - The maximum number of variables assigned to each value
      k - The number of values. Arrays vals, low, upp, must be of length k.
    • KGlobalCardinalityConstraint

      public KGlobalCardinalityConstraint(KGlobalCardinalityConstraint toCopy)
      Copy constructor
  • Method Details