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Old-Timey Calculators: Before Electronic Computers (and Even After)

Some time around 2004, as I was bouncing around the country doing data collections and research in support of the simulation and analysis of transportation and security systems, I happened to visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History … Continue reading

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A Simple Discrete-Event Simulation: Part 16

So far I’ve been discussing ways of generating arrivals according to a specific schedule. There’s another way to do it, based on the Poisson distribution. From Wikipedia: The Poisson distribution is an appropriate model if the following assumptions are true. … Continue reading

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