On teleprocessing system design, Part VI: The role of digital simulation
by P. H. Seaman
As a tool for quantitative investigation, digital simulation is especially suited to the study of stochastic processes having many interdependent variables. Not only can a simulation model be modified to reflect structural changes in a process, but it can be used to gain insights during the design of the process. These properties recommend the use of digital simulators in the design of complex teleprocessing systems. This paper comments on the main considerations involved in choosing between general-purpose and special-purpose simulators.