THE DEPENDENCY OF A SIMULATION LANGUAGE ON A THEORY OF SYSTEMS
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Discusses the relationship of a simulation language to a theory of systems. States that in the development of digital simulation systems, more attention has been paid to language than to theory. Reports that because any programming language can be used to code a simulation model, the view has developed that more economical production of simulation models can be achieved by simply refining existing languages. States that this leads to the unfortunate result that production of specious computer programs becomes easy while the fundamental problem of producing valid simulation models remains difficult. Concludes that the language must express the subject matter of the theory the theory must be capable of recognizing the suppositions and drawing the consequences.
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