AnyLogic in Three Days: a Quick Course in Simulation Modeling

Publication date: December 8, 2014

Free simulation modeling book

This is the practical textbook on AnyLogic simulation software from its developers. The book is designed for use in self-education and university environment. It is ideal for studying modeling and simulation with the free AnyLogic Personal Learning Edition. It contains learning examples on all three model-building methods: agent-based modeling, discrete event modeling and system dynamics. The freely supplied software gives readers the ability to follow the steps provided in the tutorials and learn simulation by practice.


The core of the book are four practical examples, covering all the main software functionality and allowing the users to get the basics of modeling and simulation with AnyLogic.

  • Manufacturing (job shop model)
  • Healthcare (epidemic model)
  • Marketing research (consumer choice model)
  • Pedestrian simulation (airport model)

It also gives some theory on different modeling methods. You can consider this book as your first guide in studying AnyLogic and simulation.

About the author

Ilya Grigoryev is Head of Training Services at The AnyLogic Company. He is the author of AnyLogic documentation and AnyLogic training courses. He has presented numerous public trainings in U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. Ilya Grigoryev has been a simulation consultant to several organizations. He has been working at The AnyLogic Company for more than ten years and knows almost everything about simulation and AnyLogic.

Universities using the book in simulation courses

  • The United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Keio University
  • Arizona State University
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
Simulation Modeling Tutorial Airport Simulation Tutorial Manufacturing Simulation TutorialAgent Based Modeling Tutorial


"A great starter for newbies to simulation modelling, agent based modelling and AnyLogic. "
— Terry Child, Business Manager at Aspire Consulting Ltd
"This book has really helped me grasp the basic concepts and ideas I needed to carry out the simulation project."
— Hector Mendoza, Supply Chain and Logistics Researcher at INTRALOG
"I do like your book as it really shortens the learning process for Anylogic!"
— Daniel R. McCarville, Ph.D. Professor of Practice at Arizona State University
"I found the book well written and completing it was fun."
— Ugo Merlone, Ph.D. Associate Professor at University of Torino
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