Simulation Programming: Quick Start

Barry L. Nelson*, Linda Pei

*Corresponding author for this work

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As a first step toward more sophisticated simulation programming, this chapter presents a Python simulation of the TTF example in Chap. 1. It also provides a gentle introduction to some important simulation concepts, and a brief overview of Python, leaving the details to Chap. 4. All readers should go through this chapter, even if they will not ultimately program their simulations in Python. The focus here is on basic discrete-event simulation programming principles without using any special simulation support functions or objects. These principles form the core ideas for more sophisticated and scalable programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
ISSN (Print)0884-8289
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7934

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics


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