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    Hi all,

    After a long time I've a question to ask from you all my friends. I want your valuable comment here.

    What you people really think about simulations with Java? Specially with UI designing and stuff.

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    What do you mean by "simulations"?

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    Just imitation of something in real world. Kind of a virtual aspect in an object/thing in real world.

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    Thst covers quite a large area.
    Arguably some of the stuff I'm on covers financial and business strategy simulation, so I'd obviously say "yes, Java can do simulations".

    I was more wondering what aspect you had in mind?

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    Of course it's wide area, and I'm currently doing my masters on it using C/C++ mainly. A bit of using Java. So I want to share the knowledge with Java people as well. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolls View Post
    I was more wondering what aspect you had in mind?
    Hmm, there is no specific thing I want to consider. Interest on the basic methodologies involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    Hi all,

    After a long time I've a question to ask from you all my friends. I want your valuable comment here.

    What you people really think about simulations with Java? Specially with UI designing and stuff.

    as long as the "real world" can be modeled as a simulation the tool doesn't matter. for some (easy) simulations you are faster if you use an existing tool, like excel, to perform the simulation.

    depending on the type of simulations java could be good choice if you want to create or use an existing foundation of objects for simulations.

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    I agreed with you. But depends on the technology we are using we have pros and cons. I'm interesting on that actually.

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    I do believe java is up to a certain point it can really be used for complicated simulations but there are however much more powerful tools available to do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosoep View Post
    I do believe java is up to a certain point it can really be used for complicated simulations but there are however much more powerful tools available to do the job.
    So what kind of tools you prefer?

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    look around on the web.
    there are plenty of (non)commercial apps for simulating a factory, business processes,...

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    I've several using in my case. I just from you what are the stuff you prefer. I can find many on the web as well, that's not my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eranga View Post
    I've several using in my case. I just from you what are the stuff you prefer. I can find many on the web as well, that's not my question.
    Java can be as suitable for running simulations as any other general purpose language; it all depends on *what* type of simulation it is: simple discrete event simulations aren't the problem; simulations that require (linear) optimization of a problem/process require some sort of optimization engine to do the hard work; if you have to write that yourself the emphasis is not on simulation anymore but on the optimization of some problem. IMHO this question is way too broad to be answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    IMHO this question is way too broad to be answered.
    Yeah, since it is too broad area should be more specific my self. :)

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    Netlogo is written in Java. I dont know about the other ones (google for Repast, Swarm and Mason). For speed - say you want a simulation of a forest fire, a programming language that can use openGL is better i think. Check this out: Entorama main

    (What do i really think about it? I wish i had more time to play with it, thats what i think :-))

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    Seems it's not bad, I want to look into it in more details. By the time I feel that use of ArmA is much easier to work around, but not much advance that than some of the other scripting. Anyway thanks for the response.

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