Ranking, selection and multiple comparisons in computer simulation

David Goldsman*, Barry L. Nelson

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present a state-of-the-art review of ranking, selection and multiple-comparison procedures that are used to compare system designs via computer simulation. We describe methods for four classes of problems: screening a large number of system designs, selecting the best system, comparing all systems to a standard and comparing alternatives to a default. Rather than give a comprehensive review, we present the methods we would be likely to use in practice and emphasize recent results. Where possible, we unify the ranking-and-selection and multiple-comparison perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


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