Module sim::output_analysis [−][src]
The output analysis module provides standard statistical analysis tools
for analyzing simulation outputs. Independent, identicallydistributed
(IID) samples are analyzed with the IndependentSample
. Time series
(including those with initialization bias and autocorrelation) can be
analyzed with TerminatingSimulationOutput
or SteadyStateOutput
.
Modules
t_scores 
Structs
ConfidenceInterval  The confidence interval provides an upper and lower estimate on a given output, whether that output is an independent, identicallydistributed sample or time series data. 
IndependentSample  The independent sample is for independent, identicallydistributed (IID)
samples, or where treating the data as an IID sample is determined to be
reasonable. Typically, this will be nontime series data  no
autocorrelation. There are no additional requirements on the data beyond
being IID. For example, there are no normality assumptions. The

SteadyStateOutput  Steadystate simulations are useful when the initial conditions and/or final conditions of a simulation are not wellknown or not of interest. Steadystate simulation is interested in the longrun behavior of the system, where initial condition effects are negligible. Steadystate simulation analysis is primarily concerned with initialization bias (bias caused by setting initial conditions of the simulation) and autocorrelation (the tendency of a data point in a time series to show correlation with the latest, previous values in that time series). When the interest is a steadystate simulation output, standard simulation design suggests the use of only a single simulation replication. 
TerminatingSimulationOutput  Terminating simulations are useful when the initial and final conditions of a simulation are known, and set deliberately to match real world conditions. For example, a simulation spanning a 9:00 to 17:00 work day might use the terminating simulation approach to simulation experiments and analysis. These initial and final conditions are known and of interest. 