## Implementing the Dantzig-Fulkerson-Johnson Algorithm for Large Traveling Salesman Problems (2003)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Applegate03implementingthe,

author = {David Applegate and Robert Bixby and Vasek Chvatal and William Cook},

title = {Implementing the Dantzig-Fulkerson-Johnson Algorithm for Large Traveling Salesman Problems},

year = {2003}

}

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### Abstract

Dantzig, Fulkerson, and Johnson (1954) introduced the cutting-plane method as a means of attacking the traveling salesman problem; this method has been applied to broad classes of problems in combinatorial optimization and integer programming. In this paper we discuss an implementation of Dantzig et al.'s method that is suitable for TSP instances having 1,000,000 or more cities. Our aim is to use the study of the TSP as a step towards understanding the applicability and limits of the general cutting-plane method in large-scale applications.