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Simulating with SIMSCRIPT


  • Harry M. Markowitz

    (The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California)


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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  • Harry M. Markowitz, 1966. "Simulating with SIMSCRIPT," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 12(10), pages 396-405, June.
  • 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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