A new release 1.1.0 of Symu has been released and now supports System Dynamics. In the last post, we mentioned the evolution of the Symu framework towards an open source suite. This suite deal with the modeling, analysis and simulation of organizations. This trend continues with this new version includes a new independent project. Let’s examine it:
We have created a new github repository Symu.SysDyn which is an open source framework for System Dynamics.
What is System Dynamics?
It is an aspect of systems theory as a method to understand the dynamic behavior of complex systems. The basis of the method is the recognition that the structure of any system, the many circular, interlocking, sometimes time-delayed relationships among its components, is often just as important in determining its behavior as the individual components themselves. (from wikipedia)
But why System Dynamics in a multi-agents system?
How it works
Symu.SysDyn models complex system as a graph of stocks, flows and internal feedback loops. Each artifacts can be defined from constants to complex equations. The relation between artifacts may be cyclic.As a result, it offers the ability to model real interconnected systems.
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