[AMPL 25038] Which is more computationally efficient??

Dear all,
I have a question:
Which is more computationally efficient:
using computed variables
including the equivalent constraint in the formulation?

var A: B+C
subject to A==B+C

Thank you!!

Usually it is preferred to write

var A = B + C;

because then the expression “B + C” is substituted for A; the solver does not see the variable A or the constraint “A = B + C”. However, there can be exceptions where the number of “defined variables” like A is very large. So if you are finding that AMPL is taking an especially long time to generate the problem, you may want to try the alternative,

var A;
subject to Adefn: A = B + C;

to see whether it is faster.

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Thanks !!

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