A Brief Review of SIMSCRIPT as a Simulating Technique

by Murray A. Geisler, Harry Max Markowitz


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A presentation of the underlying concepts and structure of SIMSCRIPT. It is maintained that the key to understanding the language of simulation and to developing a more rigorous approach to simulation is to have a SIMSCRIPT view of the world in terms of events, sets, and entities. A specific example of a simple job shop routine is given to support this view. The Memorandum concludes with a review of the 1963 status of SIMSCRIPT.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

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