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Simulating with SIMSCRIPT

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  • Harry M. Markowitz

    (The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California)

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The SIMSCRIPT programming system is especially designed to facilitate the writing of simulation programs. Digital simulations generally consist of a numerical description of "status," which is modified at various points in simulated time called "events." SIMSCRIPT simulations consist primarily of a collection of "event routines" written by the user describing how different kinds of events in a particular simulated world affect current status and cause future events. Status is described in terms of various "entities," "attributes," and "sets" as specified by the user.

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Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Management Science.

Volume (Year): 12 (1966)
Issue (Month): 10 (June)
Pages: B396-B405

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Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:12:y:1966:i:10:p:b396-b405

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  1. Leroudier, Jacques & Parent, Michel, 1979. "Discrete event simulation modelling of computer systems for performance evaluation," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 50-79.

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