Accession Number:

AD0411324

Title:

A BRIEF REVIEW OF SIMSCRIPT AS A SIMULATING TECHNIQUE,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The role of simulation is described and the underlying concepts and structure of SIMSCRIPT by a specific example of a simple job shop routine are presented. The key to developing a more rigorous approach to simulation is to have a SIMSCRIPT view of the world in terms of events, sets, and entities. SIMCRIPT is a way of design ing and writing down a simulation model, and has been developed with the following objectives 1 to produce a generalized structure for de signing simulation models 2 to provide a rapid way of converting a simulation model into a com puter program 3 to provide a rapid way of mking changes in the simulation model which can be readily reflected in the machine program and 4 to provide a flexible way of obtaining use ful outputs for analysis. The method is not only an abridged language, but also a structur the help of which a wide class of management problems can be programmed to a computer. It is so designed that whole areas of a problem can be changed without reprogramming the entire model. SIMSCRIPT streamlines programming and makes it faster and more economical to use. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE