ABC's Of Output Analysis / Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference
Sanchez, Susan M.
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We present a brief overview of several of the basic output analysis techniques for evaluating stochastic dynamic simu- lations. This tutorial is intended for those with little previous exposure to the topic, for those in need of a refresher course, and especially for those who have never heard of output analysis. We discuss the reasons why simulation output analysis differs from that taught in basic statistics courses and point out how to avoid common pitfalls that may lead to erroneous results and faulty conclusions.
SUSAN M. SANCHEZ is a Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School, where she also holds a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. She received her B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. She is a member of INFORMS, DSI, ASA, and ASQ, and is currently Vice Pres- ident/President Elect of the INFORMS College on Simulation. She serves as Guest Editor-in-Chief of Naval Research Logistics and as the Simulation Area Editor for the INFORMS Journal on Computing; she is a former associate editor of Operations Research.
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