aivika

A multi-method simulation library http://www.aivikasoft.com/en/products/aivika.html

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BSD3 licensed by David Sorokin
Maintained by David Sorokin

Aivika is a multi-method simulation library focused on discrete event simulation (DES) with partial support of system dynamics and agent-based modeling.

The library has the following features:

  • allows defining recursive stochastic differential equations of system dynamics (unordered as in maths via the recursive do-notation);

  • supports the event-driven paradigm of DES as a basic core for implementing other paradigms;

  • supports extensively the process-oriented paradigm of DES with an ability to resume, suspend and cancel the discontinuous processes;

  • allows working with the resources based on specified queue strategies (FCFS/FIFO, LCFS/LIFO, SIRO, static priorities and so on);

  • allows customizing the infinite and finite queues based on strategies too;

  • supports the resource preemption;

  • allows defining a queue network based on streams of data (transacts) and their processors;

  • allows simulating circuits with recursive links and delays;

  • supports the activity-oriented paradigm of DES;

  • supports basic constructs for the agent-based modeling such as agents, states, timeout and timer handlers;

  • allows creating combined discrete-continuous models as all parts of the library are well integrated and this is reflected directly in the type system;

  • the arrays of simulation variables are inherently supported;

  • supports the Monte-Carlo simulation;

  • the simulation model can depend on external parameters;

  • uses extensively signals for notification;

  • allows gathering statistics in time points;

  • hides technical details in high-level simulation computations (monads, streams and arrows).

Aivika itself is a light-weight engine with minimal dependencies. However, it has additional packages [1, 2] that offer the following features:

  • automating simulation experiments;

  • saving the results in CSV files;

  • plotting the deviation chart by rule 3-sigma, histogram, time series, XY chart;

  • collecting the summary of statistical data;

  • parallel execution of the Monte-Carlo simulation;

  • has an extensible architecture.

The charting package has two interchangeable back-ends [3, 4], where one of them uses Cairo and it is more preferable.

The PDF documentation and installation instructions are available on the Aivika Wiki website [5].

Moreover, the method was generalized [6] and applied to nested simulation [7] and parallel distributed simulation [8].

The libraries were tested on Linux, Windows and OS X.

A more full information about Aivika is available on the project website [9].

[1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-experiment

[2] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-experiment-chart

[3] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-experiment-cairo

[4] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-experiment-diagrams

[5] https://github.com/dsorokin/aivika/wiki

[6] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-transformers

[7] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-branches

[8] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/aivika-distributed

[9] http://www.aivikasoft.com/en/products/aivika.html

P.S. Aivika is actually a genuine female Mari name which is pronounced with stress on the last syllable.

Changes

Version 5.0

  • Added the Composite monad.

  • Added the Channel computation.

  • Breaking change: modified signatures of functions signalStream and streamSignal.

  • Breaking change: the signalProcessor function is replaced with channelProcessor.

  • Breaking change: the processorSignaling function is replaced with processorChannel.

  • Added module Signal.Random.

  • Added functions arrivalTimerSignal and arrivalTimerChannel.

  • Added functions queuedSignalStream, queuedProcessorChannel and queuedChannelProcessor.

Version 4.6

  • Updated module DoubleLinkedList.

  • Breaking change: arrows Net and Processor are trying to perform computations in parallel as possible, when using the proc notation. Earlier they executed sequentially.

Version 4.5

  • The Transform computation seems to be not ArrowLoop.

  • Added the enqueueEventWithStartTime and enqueueEventWithStopTime functions.

Version 4.3.5

  • Removed the obsolete preprocessor instructions for conditional compilation.

Version 4.3.4

  • Yet more safe the resource preemption.

  • Introducing exception SimulationRetry, which is needed for parallel distributed simulation.

Version 4.3.3

  • Added function vectorDeleteRange to remove the range of elements from the mutable vector.

  • Fixed the resource preemption when releasing and requesting again for the resource at the same modeling time.

Version 4.3.2

  • Added functions splitStreamFiltering, splitStreamFilteringQueueing to filter when splitting the input stream.

  • Explicit exporting function newRandomGenerator01 for generating random numbers by the specified custom generator returning numbers from 0 to 1.

  • Added function freezeList for the double linked list.

  • Added an immutable priority queue.

Version 4.3.1

  • Improved the timeoutProcessUsingId function: no need in additional cancellation signal. Thanks to Gabriel Garcia who pointed to this issue and suggested a possible solution.

  • Added functions delaySignal and delaySignalM to delay a signal in time through the event queue.

  • Added function runSimulationByIndex to run the simulation with an arbitrary run index.

Version 4.3

  • Added optimised queues which have no counters nor signals.

  • Added assembling functions for streams.

  • Added the operation activity as a simplification of server.

  • Added new functions for the queues.

Version 4.2

  • Added new random distributions: lognormal, Gamma, Beta, Weibull and a generic discrete by pdf.

  • The items can be removed from the queue; moreover, the queue can be cleared.

  • Added a simplified API for accessing the results of simulation.

  • Added the Gate entity.

Version 4.1.1

  • More counters and statistics for the new resources.

Version 4.1

  • Added new resource types with counters and statistics.

Version 4.0.2

  • Minor changes in the Statistics module: replacing functions resetSamplingCounter and resetTimingCounter with their general analogs.

  • Unifying process preemption signals in modules Server and Activity: renaming four signals like that how they are named in the Process module.

  • The timing statistics (time persistent one) can be normalized to a sampling-based statistics (based upon observation), which allows, for example, building a deviation chart for the queue size.

Version 4.0.1

  • Fixed build issues on GHC 7.10.1.

Version 4.0

  • Added resource preemption.

  • Fixed misprint in the activityProcessor function.

Version 3.1

  • Added functions failoverStream and failoverProcessor to model servers with failures (temporary cancellation of the process with the further repairing of the server).

  • Added functions joinStream and joinProcessor to simplify the modeling of servers.

  • Checking the argument, i.e. time period, in the holdProcess function. It must not be negative.

  • The taskProcess computation behaves exactly like the background process, i.e. now its cancellation leads to immediate cancelling the background process too.

  • Functions setStateActivation, setStateDeactivation and setStateTransition are redefined as the Event computations instead of Simulation computations.

  • Refactored and simplified module Results.

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