COMPUTER SIMULATION PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: PERSPECTIVE AND PROGNOSIS,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Simulation programming languages have been going through rapid evolutionary changes. Before 1959 there were no simulation languages--there were only simulation programs. Since 1959, when the first programming languages designed especially for simulation appeared, many different simulation modeling and programming systems have been proposed. At least five unequally different modeling schemes have found widespread acceptance and use. A large amount of modeling and programming experience has been accumulated which simulation language designers are now taking full advantage of. In this paper we first discuss some theories of simulation modeling and programming. We then describe the design aims and a few of the language facilities of several second generation simulation programming languages. Finally, we comment on a probable future for simulation languages and simulation programming.
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