Modeling qualitative issues in military simulations with the RAND-ABEL language

@inproceedings{Allen1988ModelingQI,
  title={Modeling qualitative issues in military simulations with the RAND-ABEL language},
  author={Patrick D. Allen and Barry A. Wilson},
  booktitle={Winter Simulation Conference},
  year={1988}
}
This paper describes a methodology for developing combat simulations that may be readily tailored to specific study issues, and structured so as to treat both qualitative and quantitative variables using the natural language of military planners. The methodology was developed for the RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS) and exploits a new programming language called RAND-ABELTM. RAND-ABELTM can be understood and used by analysts who are not expert programmers, and allows key relationships to… CONTINUE READING

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