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KNAPSACK: Stata module to solve the knapsack problem


  • Benjamin Daniels

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knapsack implements a solution for the 0/1 Knapsack Problem as described here. Given a total budget as input, with data containing each potential item's cost and value, knapsack returns the maximum possible total value that can be purchased using the budget. If generate() is specified, a new variable is created containing 1 if the item is in the optimal set and 0 if it is not.

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  • Benjamin Daniels, 2019. "KNAPSACK: Stata module to solve the knapsack problem," Statistical Software Components S458580, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458580
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install knapsack". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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