Simulation library in Python

LD Whitley ldwhitley.remove.this at
Sat Jan 3 20:25:49 CET 2004

Samir Patel wrote:

> I am interested in creating a professional level
> simulation model in Python, so any help regarding this
> will be very much appriciated.

I think Simpy is about as close as you're going to come - it's the best 
I've seen in Python.  I haven't tracked it lately but if you send a note 
to the developers I think that you'll find they're still active.

Personally, I (and the group of which I'm a member) are doing our 
modeling in C++/CSim.  It's mostly a speed of simulation issue but I 
have to admit that I haven't done any comparisons between the C++/CSim 
and Simpy.  I'm just assuming that the compiled nature of C++ and the 
interpreted nature of Python will give the edge to C++. Our models can 
run for a long time so speed of execution is important.  If anyone has 
information to the contrary, I'm all ears.  (or eyeballs, or something)


LD Whitley

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