Big Book of AnyLogic has a new chapter

The Big Book of AnyLogic has been recently updated! The chapter "How to build agent based models. Field service example" considers the design process of an agent based model at a very detailed level; from conceptual design to animation and optimization experiments.

Now you can say "I have an app for that"

AnyLogic developers don't need to envy iOS developers since they can now generate apps - unlimited runtime licenses - as easy as: file/save as. That's right, you can create a fully independent, self-running application on any OS that requires NO activation or registration on the part of your customers or co-workers. They don't need AnyLogic... just the ability to double-click! These apps include all the controls you designed for experiments as well as the ability to read/write data from external sources.

AnyLogic 6.8.1 released

Today we released an AnyLogiс update: version 6.8.1. It includes important improvement in the pedestrian behavior, in particular in interaction of walking and waiting pedestrians in high density areas. Also new release incorporates a wide array of minor bug fixes.

Agent based modeling course at MIT

Nathaniel Osgood — an Associate Professor of University of Saskatchewan used AnyLogic to develop an MIT graduate-level course on agent-based modeling for health policy. Anyone involved in healthcare simulation will appreciate and value the variety of materials (screencast, video and audio): lectures, Java for AnyLogic tutorials and assignments.

Three new book chapters

Three new chapters have been added to the Big Book of AnyLogic: The three methods in simulation modeling, Exchanging data with external world, 3D animation. These chapters show a modeler how to differentiate and successfully use the 3 major simulation methods, how to create high quality interactive 3D animations, and how to build data exchange interfaces to the external world.

Java, it's actually good for you. Free download.

This week I read a wonderful article on the largest to-date study ever conducted on the health risks and benefits of coffee drinking. To my great relief the study strongly showed that even modest daily amounts of coffee over time dramatically reduces your risks of several diseases such as diabetes. Now, all good modelers know not to confuse correlation and causality and its possible that some other trait common to coffee drinkers is the real benefit. But I haven't had good health news in a while, so let me have this one, ok?

AnyLogic 6.8 is released

Our enhanced Pedestrian Library will now have agents seeking alternate routes based on congestion on the most direct pedestrian path. Version 6.8 also adds Subversion revision and version control features to enable collaboration among developer teams. You may now upload source models, and applets containing 3D animation to And our new runtime toolbar control makes it easy to tailor specific runtimes and stops/starts/pauses. And we've added a half dozen new example models including a great new version of the classic beer distribution game! Read full list of new features...