To produce the charts in (1) I needed to do a multiple join on some data. From the GAMS model in (2) we extract the the following data:
j 'tasks' /job1*job10/
t 'stages' /t1*t10/
proctime(j,t) 'processing times for each stage'
machine(j,t) 'machine numbers for each stage (zero based)'
variable x(j,t) 'start time of subtask';
What we want to arrive in R is the following:
I used “approach 1” (pure SQL, described next) in (1), but there are other ways to attack the problem. I’ll describe a few.
Approach 1: pure SQL
Writing this into a SQLite database is very simple:
The database will contain a copy of all the data in the model, including the symbols we are interested in.
When loading the data we need to do two things:
- Join proctime, machine and x on (j,t)
- GAMS only stores non-zero elements, which we need to “repair”
- Add the end column.
The second issue can be illustrated by looking at the table machine:
We miss the records that have a zero value. We can reintroduce them as follows. First we can generate the Carthesian product of J × T using a simple SQL subquery:
Note that table j has a single column j and table t has a single column t. As we have 10 jobs and 10 stages, this Carthesian product yields a table of 100 rows. Adding the machine number to this table is easy with a left join where we join on (j,t):
The left join added the machine column but the missing values are represented by NA in R (or NULL in SQL). This is easily fixed:
We now add the other columns and also calculate the end column:
Approach 2: GAMS + SQL
It is easy in GAMS to do the join. In addition we can use a trick to keep the zeroes:
The EPS is a placeholder for the zero values The GAMS parameter report looks like:
The GDX2SQLITE tool will map the EPS values into zero before storing them in the database, so on the R side we see:
We need to pivot on the attribute, value columns. Unfortunately this is not completely trivial in SQL. A standard way to do this is:
Approach 3: GAMS + R
We keep the GAMS part the same:
On the R side we can read the parameter report as is and pivot using spread from the tidyr package:
Arguably this is the cleanest solution.
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