Accession Number : ADA189598

Title :   PerForma: A Personal Influence Diagram System for Decision Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Burwell, Thomas M

PDF Url : ADA189598

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The major goal of this research is to develop a widely accessible software system for analyzing and solving influence diagrams for the decision analysis community at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. A software system for influence diagram analysis, PerForma, was developed. The system makes the influence diagram, a powerful modeling framework for both formulation and analysis, easily accessible. XLISP Version 1.7 was used to write the system. The Amiga, Atari, Macintosh, IBM PC and PC compatible computers have a fully operational system. The system is cost free and has no distribution restrictions expect for commercial use. The user's manual was written with a documented session of system use. A tutorial was written explaining influence diagram modeling and solution procedures. PerForma was validated through its use in decision analysis application theses. Keywords: Decision making, Decision theory, Mathematics, Operations research, Probability, Computer programs.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DECISION MAKING, *DECISION THEORY, *OPERATIONS RESEARCH, AIR FORCE, COMMERCE, COMMUNITIES, COMPUTERS, COSTS, DIAGRAMS, DISTRIBUTION, MODELS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), THESES, USER MANUALS, MATHEMATICS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE