Installing Analytic Solver and XLMINER can be done by going to this website:
Your Professor will need to assign you a course and book code. If you don’t know the course and book code to install this then you’ll need to first reach out to them for these codes to download and install the software. Please be aware that our Analytic Solver/XLMINER only works on Windows operating systems. It does NOT work on Macs. If you have a virtual machine running on your Mac which is running Windows then you can install this within that Windows Virtual machine.
After going to https://www.solver.com/welcome-students
You’ll be required to register your school’s Email address/Name/Password ect along with the Course and Book Codes given to you by your Professor.
If this registration fails such as it reports and incorrect Course or Book code, then you’ll need to ask your Professor FIRST, to clarify what the correct codes are and if they’ve even registered their course in general.
When successfully registered, you’ll be brought to this page which will allow you to either download Analytic Solver/XLMINER for Excel, or you can use our Cloud/Web version (handy for Mac Users) on the right.
The download/setup will typically go to your Downloads folder.
Double click/Run the Setup to start the installation. Please note that it takes some time to run this (5-10 minutes). The setup is downloading/extracting the full program on the internet, so it can take some time for this process to complete. DO NOT run the setup more than once or it will stall the initial setup and the installation will fail. If you accidently do run this more than once, reboot your machine and run it again (just once).
From here, proceed with the installation with ‘Next’ and Agreement confirmation.
After successful installation of Analytic Solver/XLMINER you should see the tab listed within Excel along with a task pane on the right to enter the parameters for your Optimization/Simulation or Data-Mining project and assignments.
If for some reason the Analytic Solver and/or XLMiner tabs are missing, please follow the instructions available here.