HotGAMS is our Java(TM) powered GAMS client. Taking advantage of Java allows us to improve interactivity in conducting searches or exploring the problem hierarchy. We are particularly interested in is the situation where many similar, but not identical, pieces of software appear to meet the user's criterion. This issue of `refining' the search will be the subject of further research, with HotGAMS serving as the testbed - watch for future versions.
Currently two variations on the theme are operational; They both require a Java enabled browser. They differ essentially in how they present the main interaction window, and where the URL's (for documentation, subroutine sources, etc) are displayed in the browser.
Java promises a lot; platform-independence, etc, but it is still a little rough around the edges. If you are experiencing problems with HotGAMS you might want to check these notes to see if you should update your browser, or report a problem to us.
If you are interested in various tools and widgets developed for HotGAMS, see my Java page.