AUTOMATED PARAMETRIC EXECUTION AND DOCUMENTATION FOR LARGE-SCALE SIMULATIONS

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A language has been created to facilitate the automatic execution of simulations for purposes of enabling parametric study and test and evaluation. Its function is similar in nature to a job-control language, but more capability is provided in that the language extends the notion of literate programming to job control. Interwoven markup tags self document and define the job control process. The language works in tandem with another language used to describe physical systems. Both languages are implemented in the Extensible Markup Language (XML). A user describes a physical system for simulation and then creates a set of instructions for ... continued below

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KELSEY, R. L. & AL, ET March 1, 2001.

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A language has been created to facilitate the automatic execution of simulations for purposes of enabling parametric study and test and evaluation. Its function is similar in nature to a job-control language, but more capability is provided in that the language extends the notion of literate programming to job control. Interwoven markup tags self document and define the job control process. The language works in tandem with another language used to describe physical systems. Both languages are implemented in the Extensible Markup Language (XML). A user describes a physical system for simulation and then creates a set of instructions for automatic execution of the simulation. Support routines merge the instructions with the physical-system description, execute the simulation the specified number of times, gather the output data, and document the process and output for the user. The language enables the guided exploration of a parameter space and can be used for simulations that must determine optimal solutions to particular problems. It is generalized enough that it can be used with any simulation input files that are described using XML. XML is shown to be useful as a description language, an interchange language, and a self-documented language.

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-1428
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 776171
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720623

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KELSEY, R. L. & AL, ET. AUTOMATED PARAMETRIC EXECUTION AND DOCUMENTATION FOR LARGE-SCALE SIMULATIONS, article, March 1, 2001; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720623/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.