Simulation Distribution Alternatives: Author/User Considerations


  • David J. Fritzsche
  • A. J. Faria
  • Kenneth R. Goosen
  • Precha Thavikulwat


Distributing and supporting simulations has been a challenge since the first simulation authors gave decks of cards to interested colleagues and told them to call if they had any problems. As the number of users increased and programs became more complex, numerous methods were used to provide access and support. These methods appear to have coalesced to three major alternatives with variations. The panel will focus upon these alternatives delineating the strengths and weaknesses of each from the perspective of both authors and users.