A conversational, animated modeling environment implemented on a minicomputer is used to build and experiment with models of taxi-dispatching systems and strategies. The implications of each strategy are portrayed by the production and playback of an animated movie that depicts the simulated system as if it were real. The modeler can observe the system, modify the strategy, and immediately see the effects of the change. Use of the technique to assist in verifying the correctness of the simulation program, to enhance human intuition and aid strategy formulation and testing, and to facilitate technical communication about the model is described. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 14-20
  • Monograph Title: Applications of interactive graphics
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  • Accession Number: 00184697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026865
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM