Two Programs for the Heterogeneous Terminal Distribution
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The following paper considers a generalization of the heterogeneous battle model. The battle is heterogeneous in the sense that there may be more than one type of weapon unit on either side. The model allows the use of general attrition functions and control of battle end conditions. We show that the terminal distribution may be computed by an extension of the method used for the homogeneous case. Specifications are given of two Fortran programs which compute the ultimate probabilities of battle outcome. These programs deal respectively with battles having two categories of weapon and three categories of weapon on each side. Either program allows degenerate cases in which there are no weapons in given categories.
- Statistics and Probability
- Computer Programming and Software
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