The Magic Light Bulb, by Benjamin Schumann



Ever wonder what the little light bulb next to a code box meant? Have you ever noticed?

Talk about small and mighty!

The lightbulb is a feature in AnyLogic that contains keywords to help a modeler complete Java code. Recently Benjamin Schumann, an expert AnyLogic modeler shared his thoughts on the AnyLogic light bulb in his blog.

Ben Schumann is a senior modeler at decisionLab, a company in the UK which designs and builds custom models and decision-support tools that help their clients to make evidence-based strategic, tactical and operational decisions. Ben, a significantly experienced AnyLogic user, works with diverse clients such as the MoD, Rolls-Royce or GSK. He handles project delivery from start to end, managing team members, and client communication.

Ben Schumann holds a Ph.D. in Complex Systems Simulation and developed an advanced aerospace design simulation model for the early design phase. It was applied for designing several real unmanned aircraft (the first 3D-printed aircraft on the planet, see New Scientist: http://bit.ly/1D3UDSK). Ben enjoyed a thorough training in simulation modelling thanks to his Grad School on Complex Systems Simulation.

He has become an expert on agent-based modelling techniques and is considered an authority on modelling agents in digital maps (i.e. GIS). In fact, maps are his passion and you might well see him on conferences waving around a particularly nice one.

By this time you may recognize Ben Schumann, as I have shared his blog before His recent post explains the AnyLogic light bulb feature, how to find it, how to use it, what it is trying to say and what it means. I’m sure you will find Ben’s tips useful!