I've seen a few different free, open-source simulation packages in the past, which seemed mostly to be programming toolkits designed for programmers.

Does anyone know any good free, open-source simulation packages?

I'd say we should list them here, one package per answer, and people can vote on their favorites.

asked 15 Apr '10, 20:40

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I used to use SimPy a lot for discrete event simulations. It is easy to use, follows a pretty well designed object oriented model and most importantly is in Python and integrates well with Gurobi and any other software that has python interface.

(If by simulation you mean more general Monte Carlo simulations I typically prefer R)


answered 15 Apr '10, 20:51

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I've been meaning to give SimPy a try for a long time. Good to hear a favorable review of it.

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