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Author Topic: Randomizing Occupants - Monte-Carlo  (Read 1831 times)

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Randomizing Occupants - Monte-Carlo
« on: October 04, 2016, 09:34:31 am »

I understand that the ‘randomize’ button can change occupant profiles, such as their initial delay or travel speed based on defined distributions. Is there a quick method of 'randomizing' the occupants and producing a series of separate simulation outputs to perform a monte-carlo type analysis?

Cheers for the help.
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Re: Randomizing Occupants - Monte-Carlo
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 03:49:27 pm »

Unfortunately, there is not. In the past, determined users have used the TXT input file with the testsim.bat script to run multiple analyses with different random seeds. The basic approach is to create an initial TXT file using Pathfinder, then write a script that generates lots of alternate versions of that TXT file by replacing the rseed parameter for each occupant, then use testsim.bat to run each simulation.
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Re: Randomizing Occupants - Monte-Carlo
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 09:54:36 am »

Thanks for the response, Charlie. Much appreciated.
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