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May
Simulations

Is System Dynamics Dead or Alive?

I was recently asked if System Dynamics (SD) is dead. And this is in fact an interesting question. In the industry, the use of discrete-events (DE) and agent-based (AB) models vastly surpasses the contribution of SD. And SD seems to be in an eternal struggle to get more popular and […]

13

May
Miscelaneous

how to get free help?

For some reason, I usually get bombarded with people requesting me to help them with their AnyLogic projects for free. Sometimes I suspect people think I’m an AnyLogic customer service representative. But, I’m not. I have generally very little free time, and the free time I have, I spend time[…]

02

Jul
Simulations

Dynamic batches

Here’s a little trick I use to generate dynamic batches, which are batches that are of dynamic size and where products that need to be batched come in a disorganized fashion. Let’s say for instance that we have to batch products in boxes, and each product has a label with[…]

07

Apr
Simulations

Create network by code

Let’s go through this simple example that will allow an agent to move through a network, avoiding the use of deprecated constructors in AnyLogic 8.4. Create the network. This network will be necessary for an agent to follow the proper paths from point A to point B. All these functions[…]

09

Mar
Simulations

Use in Flowchart as… what?

There is something beginner AnyLogic users take for granted when they build a model. For instance, when using the Process Modeling Library, they use the Agent Type. On the other hand, when they build a model using the Pedestrian Library, they use a pedestrian type. Why? Because it’s there, naturally[…]