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Author Pawlikowski, Krzysztof
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1990
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract For years computer-based stochastic simulation has been a commonly used tool in the performance evaluation of various systems. Unfortunately, the results of simulation studies quite often have little credibility, since they are presented without regard to their random nature and the need for proper statistical analysis of simulation output data.This paper discusses the main factors that can affect the accuracy of stochastic simulations designed to give insight into the steady-state behavior of queuing processes. The problems of correctly starting and stopping such simulation experiments to obtain the required statistical accuracy of the results are addressed. In this survey of possible solutions, the emphasis is put on possible applications in the sequential analysis of output data, which adaptively decides about continuing a simulation experiment until the required accuracy of results is reached. A suitable solution for deciding upon the starting point of a steady-state analysis and two techniques for obtaining the final simulation results to a required level of accuracy are presented, together with pseudocode implementations.
ISSN 03600300
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-06-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15577341
Journal ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 2
Page Count 48
Starting Page 123
Ending Page 170


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Source: ACM Digital Library