Accession Number : AD0700029

Title :   COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR SIMULATION PROBLEM-SOLVING,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bell,T. E.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The paper gives a description of the use of interactive computer-graphic analysis in simulating, and then designing and developing a video graphics system which will provide low-cost, high-capability, responsive, graphic computer access to many users simultaneously. Simulation began before the system was fully defined, as an aid to design. Of the three type of display--Statistics, Variable Graph, and Gantt Chart--the latter was used most. Graphic analysis cut total modeling time approximately in half. Graphics capabilities facilitated analysis of a large volume of simulation output to examine the model in detail and to discover anomalous behavior; ongoing simulation proved a valuable aid to design.

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, *GRAPHICS), (*DATA PROCESSING, SIMULATION), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PROBLEM SOLVING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE