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GPSS/360—An improved general purpose simulator

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The GPSS/360 program offers adaptability, flexibility, and ease of use in a general purpose modeling tool which is applicable to the analysis of a wide range of dynamic systems. The most significant extensions and improvements in GPSS/360 in comparison to previous versions of the General Purpose Simulation System can be summarized as follows: • Signed halfword or fullword parameters and savevalues • Eight independent random-number generators • Additional Standard Numerical Attributes • Boolean variables • Preemption based on priority • Matrix savevalues • COUNT and SELECT blocks • Group entity and associated blocks • Symbolic entities • Macroinstruction capabilities • Update feature • Output editor • Graphic capabilities GPSS/36O also offers greater versatility by operating under OS/360 and DOS/36O.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 1 )