I must admit that mathematics is not quit my strongest skill, so I want to ask you from where should I start with a kind of simple problem. Please keep in mind that I'm just a newbie asking things that are not very clear for him.
Let's say I have a room, which is a cube or a rectangular parallelepiped with given dimensions. I need to stick in it cylinders of different sizes in an optimized way. From what I read on the internet for the optimization part I could use lp_solve. At this moment I don't know from where should I start with this problem of linear programming.