About minpower

Minpower is an open source toolkit for students and researchers in power systems. It is designed to make working with ED, OPF, and UC problems simple and intuitive. The goal is to foster collaboration with other researchers and to make learning easier for students.

Minpower is currently under development.

Authors and Collaborators

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Adam Greenhall started minpower in early 2011 because he needed a good tool for his PhD research on stochastic unit commitment and for teaching students at U. of Washington.

Development

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Minpower is actively and openly developed on github, a social code hosting site that allows for collaboration by many people, change tracking, and issue hosting.

Development is simple:

  1. Get on github and fork minpower
  2. Clone Minpower from GitHub: git clone http://github.com/<yourname>/minpower
  3. install it locally: pip install -e minpower
  4. Make it better
  5. Test it out. Minpower uses Nose and Travis for testing. To run all of the tests use nosetests in your local minpower directory.
  6. Make a pull request to get your version in

License

Minpower is distributed under the MIT license. This basically means:

Copyright 2011 by Adam Greenhall and contributors, minpowertoolkit.com

Redistribution and use with or without modification, are ok provided that: redistributions of code must retain the copyright above, this list of conditions, and the disclaimer below.

If you use Minpower in published research, please cite minpowertoolkit.com. If you use this code and modify it for the better, please share your improvements. But you are not required to.

The full fine print:

Copyright 2011 by Adam Greenhall and contributors, minpowertoolkit.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.