Accession Number : ADA195600

Title :   Simone, a Discrete Event Simulation Supervisor.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA) CENTRAL STUDIES BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : McMillan, B K

PDF Url : ADA195600

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The general discrete event simulation supervisory system SIMONE is described. The facilities available and method of use are detailed and illustrated with an example. It uses a three phase system to control time and event selection, and provides additional mathematical, random sampling and data collection facilities. Systems with a PASCAL compiler should be able to use SIMONE. Recently, while using a PASCAL version of SIMONE for a large simulation, the author found certain drawbacks and overcome them by extending the system. More recently, the original conversion to PASCAL was improved by using pointers for all lists and further extended. The extensions include a generalisation and enhanced flexibility of entity and event handling as well as a removal of restrictions on histogram and interpolation table sizes. This extended system was named SIMONE. Advantages of the SIMONE system include: (1) its portability (most computers of all sizes have PASCAL available); (2) its flexibility to handle most simulation tasks, particularly discrete event models; (3) the associated advantages of structured programming that its framework encourages; and (4) the ease with which it can be learned and used. Keywords: Simulation languages; Monte Carlo method; Australia.(KR)

Descriptors :   *SIMULATION LANGUAGES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, DATA ACQUISITION, FACILITIES, INTERPOLATION, MATHEMATICS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, SAMPLING, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), SUPERVISION, SUPERVISORS, TABLES(DATA), TIME

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE