This intentionally short tutorial is an introduction to the main features of AMPL that are relevant to nonlinear optimization model authoring. Pointers are given to further documentation and resources for more advanced features. The author estimates that reading this document and looking at the examples carefully should not take more than an hour, downloading and installing the software should only take a few minutes. With this document at hand, the user can be up and running in just over an hour.
Published October 2009 , 14 pages