When Simulated Worlds Collide
The October issue of OR/MS Today casts a long shadow on the popular O.R. tool simulation. The issues features an extensive survey of simulation software, including side-by-side comparisons of 55 software packages and, just in time for Halloween, an article on the "Pedagogy of Zombies," which outlines how a simulation of human vs. zombie behavior has turned into an attention-grabbing teaching tool.
The issue also includes:
- Has O.R. outgrown O.R.?
Many quantitative fields are converging in their aims and fundamentals to a common concept domain analytics. [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]
- Aviation security decisions:
Symposium outlines opportunities, challenges while fostering collaboration between government, academia and industry. [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]
- Guided tour of O.R. history:
INFORMS committee creates website devoted to the history of operations research and profiles of influential individuals. [OPEN ACCESS]
- The true cost of 'free' statistical software:
A close examination of the open-source software statistics package R reveals its advantages ... and disadvantages. [MEMBERS ONLY ARTICLE]
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