The Big Book of Simulation Modeling. Multimethod Modeling with AnyLogic 6

Publication date: December 13, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9895731-7-7

This is a practical guide to building simulation models. It explains how to choose the right constructs of the modeling language to create a representation of a real world system that is suitable for risk-free dynamic experiments. And this is the only book that comprehensively presents all three methods, or paradigms, in simulation modeling: Agent Based, System Dynamics, and Discrete Event.

The book is based on the modeling languages supported by AnyLogic, the software tool that enables a modeler to utilize all three methods and to combine them in a single model. Written by the creator of the software, this book is the most in-depth information resource on AnyLogic and multi-method modeling that currently exists. It covers topics from building simple Agent Based models with state charts, to designing interactive 3D animations, to developing data exchange with external programs.

With over 100 hands-on, step-by-step examples with different levels of complexity and various application areas, this book is extremely useful to both simulation professionals and students learning simulation modeling.

About the author

Dr. Andrei Borshchev is the CEO and co-founder of The AnyLogic Company, a leading provider of dynamic simulation tools, technologies, and consulting services for business applications, and is personally recognized as one of the world’s top experts in Agent Based and multi-method simulation modeling.

Since 1998, Dr. Borshchev has been leading the development of AnyLogic software enabling it to be considered the corporate standard for simulation in over 500 organizations worldwide. He has conducted hundreds of lectures, seminars, and training sessions on simulation modeling and AnyLogic in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia, China, Korea, Japan, and South Africa, and has also led numerous simulation based consulting projects across multiple markets including logistics, transportation, supply chains, defense, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer market analysis.


"I bought the book the moment it was online on Amazon. There are a lot of choices you should make during developing a new model and you can learn the consequence of each from the father of AnyLogic. A must read for anyone who is serious about simulation and modeling using AnyLogic."
— Hamid R. Darabi
"This is the best book in simulation. The other books from Law and so for... they are just to complement this one. First time that agents, system dynamics, and DES have been combined/fused in a different way. And AnyLogic is the best as usual! "
— L. Rabelo "Thinker"
"This book will take some time to get through but it will be worth it that is for sure. Looking forward to reporting back when completely through it. "
— Yuriy Y. Yermilov
"In my opinion AnyLogic is the best simulation platform. If you are using Anylogic, this is the book that you need. "
— Talal3439
"Excellent book, must-read for AnyLogic computer modeling software users. Covers practical development of lot of models and modelling approaches."
— Amazon Customer
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