capacitated facility location

(classic problem)

Definition: Given a set of demand points, a distance function, and a parameter p, find a set of p supply object (points, lines, segments, etc.) which minimizes some distance objective function and no supply supports too many demand points.

See also facility location.

Note: Adapted from [AS98, page 428].

Author: PEB

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