# Strong Branching Variable Count

 Name: STRONG_BRANCHING_VARIABLE_COUNT  Type: integer Default Value: 100 Range: $$[0 – 2,147,483,647]$$

When BRANCHING_STRATEGY = STRONG_BRANCHING , this option sets the (maximum) number of variables to consider for branching.

Setting theSTRONG_BRANCHING_VARIABLE_COUNT allows the user to specify how many variables will be used in the strong branching procedure. In order to do that, the user should specify in an options fileSTRONG_BRANCHING_VARIABLE_COUNT to a specific number.

If the user wants to restrict the number of variables to be utilised in strong branching to 10 then the option file should include the new line:

STRONG_BRANCHING_VARIABLE_COUNT = 10