Is it possible to view the Python code for the Make Vehicle Routing Problem Layer tool of ArcGIS Desktop?

Actually I'm not looking for the Python code, I want to realize about the algorithm applied for solving VRP in GIS. Is it genetic algorithm, Integer programming or etc?


No it is not possible. The Make Vehicle Routing Problem Layer tool is not a python script tool, it is a proprietary closed source binary/compiled tool.

You can see at a glance what sort a tool is from the icon in Toolbox:

  • binary/compiled tool = binary/compiled tool
  • script tool = script tool
  • model tool = model tool

The documentation states that "The heuristics used in this process are based on a tabu search metaheuristic and are proprietary". You may wish to look for an open-source Vehicle Routing Problem solver.

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