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Inside simulation software: how it works and why it matters

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2 Author(s)
Schriber, T.J. ; Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Syst., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA ; Brunner, D.T.

This paper provides beginning and intermediate simulation practitioners and interested simulation consumers with a grounding in how discrete-event simulation software works. Topics include discrete-event systems and modeling; entities and resources; simulation runs; entity states; entity lists; and list management. The implementation of these generic ideas in SIMAN, ProModel, and GPSS/H is described. The paper concludes with several examples of “why it matters” for modelers to know in fine detail how their simulation software works

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Simulation Conference Proceedings, 1995. Winter

Date of Conference:

3-6 Dec 1995