TM developed by Joe Zhu is a
Add-In for solving Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models.
The software is developed based upon
Professor Zhu's years of DEA research and teaching experience.
The software is written by Professor Zhu in an effort to minimize the
possibility of mis-presentation of DEA models during coding.
DEAFroniter works under Excel XP-2013 under Windows XP-Windows 8.
DEAFrontier uses Excel Solver as the engine for solving the DEA models. In order to run the DEAFrontier software,
Excel Solver must be installed in the Excel. In Excel 2007 or 2010 or 2013, the user
should see Solver in the Data Tab. Under Excel 2007 and earlier versions,
the Excel Solver Parameters dialog box has to be displaced once before the DEAFrontier software
is loaded. Otherwise, the DEAFrontier software may not run*.
offers a version that can be used with OpenSolver (www.opensolver.org). In this
case, DEAFrontier uses the COIN-OR CBC optimization engine via
OpenSolver which does not set limits.
Please visit the
DEAFrontier Support for more information on (i) how to use the
DEAFrontier software, and (ii) which DEA models are included.
strongly recommended that you visit this DEAFrontier Support page before trying the
Please try the Free
version first and make sure the Free version works
on your PC (and your version of Excel).
*(A few cases have been
reported that Excel encounters a runtime error and has to stop the program
when the Risk Solver Platform is installed. The causes of that is
due to the Solver product. Users who plan to use the DEAFrontier under
other Solver products are strongly advised to test the free DEAFrontier
version under Risk Solver Platform.
As suggested by LongFei Chen from National Chiayi University
solve the above issue by packing the DEAFrontier into a .rar or
file and try to run it from a WinRAR or WinZIP environment.
DEAFrontier Free Version
provides a free version of DEAFrontier, and a tutorial on how to run