From the process of installation of DEA-Solver to the computation of the analysis, the DEA process undergoes a various set of challenges. The first challenge incurs at the time of the installation itself, as it requires to be manually included in MS Excel.
In the previous article, “Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) program for measuring efficiency” the process to download Data Envelopment Analysis program (DEAP) was explained and the case problem in hand was defined. The first step is to understand how to import data to DEAP.
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is the most commonly used program for this purpose (Coelli, 2008). Tim Coelli from of University of New England (Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Department of Econometrics, Australia) had uploaded the program in DOS based command which is in a zipped format along with guidelines on how to use it.