AnyLogic in Three Days: Modeling and Simulation Textbook
Free modeling and simulation book
This is a practical textbook on AnyLogic simulation software from its developers. This simulation book is designed for use in self-education and in university. The book is ideal for studying computer simulation and modeling with the free AnyLogic Personal Learning Edition. It contains simulation theory and educational examples for 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.
This modeling and simulation book can be downloaded as a pdf.
Simulation book contents
The core of the book consists of four practical examples, covering all the main software functionality and allowing the users to get to know the basics of modeling and simulation with AnyLogic.
- Manufacturing (job shop model)
- Healthcare (epidemic model)
- Marketing research (consumer choice model)
- Pedestrian simulation (airport model)
This book also gives some simulation theory and illustrates different modeling methods. You can consider this textbook as your first guide for 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 given numerous public training sessions in the 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 has a deep and extensive knowledge of simulation and AnyLogic.
Universities using the textbook in simulation courses
- The United States Military Academy at West Point
- Keio University
- Arizona State University
- Georgia Tech Research Institute
- Tshwane University of Technology
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