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Steps for using optimization ..........................................................................................................666 Optimization tutorial......................................................................................................................666 Adding constraints.........................................................................................................................673 Using the Optimizer block.............................................................................................................676
Stat::Fit (Windows only)........................................................................................................679 Tutorial...........................................................................................................................................680 Plotters ...................................................................................................................................681 Plot and data panes ........................................................................................................................682 Plotter tools....................................................................................................................................683 Plotter dialogs ................................................................................................................................686 Types of plotters.............................................................................................................................687 Copying plotted information..........................................................................................................689 Clearing plotted information..........................................................................................................689
Reports ...................................................................................................................................689 Types of reports .............................................................................................................................690 Generating reports..........................................................................................................................690 Steps for reporting .........................................................................................................................690 Reporting example.........................................................................................................................691
Math and Statistical Distributions............................................................................ 693 Blocks that represent functions..............................................................................................694 Other options..................................................................................................................................695 Equation-based blocks ...........................................................................................................695
Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 696 Equation components.....................................................................................................................696 Input variables................................................................................................................................696 Output variables.............................................................................................................................699 Equation Editor..............................................................................................................................701 Include files for equations..............................................................................................................702
Random numbers ...................................................................................................................703 Random number generators...........................................................................................................703 Random seeds ................................................................................................................................704 Resetting random numbers for consecutive runs...........................................................................704
Probability distributions.........................................................................................................704 Characteristics of distributions ......................................................................................................705 Choosing a distribution..................................................................................................................705 Distribution fitting .........................................................................................................................705 ExtendSim distributions.................................................................................................................705
Integration vs. summation in the Holding Tank block...........................................................709
Debugging Tools ...................................................................................................... 711 Debugging hints.....................................................................................................................712 Verifying results as you build a model...................................................................................713
Connector information...................................................................................................................713
Cloning dialog items......................................................................................................................713 Blocks for debugging.............................................................................................................713 Measuring performance to debug models..............................................................................714 Find command .......................................................................................................................716 Item Contents of queues and activities ..................................................................................716
Queue blocks..................................................................................................................................717 Activity blocks...............................................................................................................................718 Executive Block's Item Contents Tab ............................................................................................719
The Source Code Debugger ...................................................................................................720 Debugging equations .............................................................................................................720


































































































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