One user has reported a case where the Solver stops responding when trying to solve a moderately-sized model. So I investigated. After hours of wading through my code and test runs, here is what I’ve found.

First, this was not a case of infinite loop, although at first sight it seemed that way. The computation was progressing very, very slowly. Second, this “freeze” was caused by a very inefficient algorithm for calculating an inverse matrix. It was fast enough for a small sized matrix, but once the matrix size grew its inefficiency started rearing its ugly head. Conclusion: I need to come up with a new and efficient way for inverse matrix calculation.

Well, no big deal, right? I suppose I just need a good reference book on matrix computations.

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