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Running the Variation experiment

You should create at least one scenario to run the Variation experiment.

Prior to running the experiment you must specify the scenario to work with, define the variations and select statistics to collect the data for.

When you launch the experiment, it passes through a series of iterations, one for each variation. When the experiment is finished, you can compare the values of the statistics collected for each variation to view how the differences in the initial conditions affect the model behavior.

To run the Variation experiment

  1. Click the Simulation scenario type tab in the anyLogistix toolbar, and select the scenario to work with.
  2. Navigate to the experiments section and select Variation experiment.
    Experiment settings will open over the map area.
  3. Set the experiment duration by specifying Experiment start and Experiment end.
  4. If needed, enable the Use replications toggle button. Specify the required number of replications in the Replications per iteration field.

  5. Click the Add variable parameter, and provide the required values in the fields of the opened dialog box:

    • Object type — sets the table to work with.
    • Object — sets the element from the table defined in the Object type drop-down list.
    • Parameter — parameter of the element set in the Object drop-down list.
    • Variation — sets the parameter variation method: Number Range, Link List, Multilink List, Sourcing Split.

      Variation is set for a single parameter. If you need to vary several parameters during the experiment, you must create a separate variation for each parameter.

      • To edit an existing variation, hover your mouse over the required variation tile and click the Edit icon in the Variable parameters section, then provide the new values.

      • To remove a variation, click the Remove button in the Variable parameters section.
  6. Configure statistics that will be collected during the experiment execution:
    • Click the Statistics Configuration button in the experiment settings. The dashboard will open.
    • Select the statistics to be collected during the experiment by clicking the toggle buttons next to them.
    • Click or to close the dialog box and save the changes.
  7. Click Run to start the experiment execution.
  8. Observe the collected data in the form of a table in the Variation results tab.
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