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SOPS – A Tool to Find Optimal Policies in Stochastic Dynamic Systems

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Show simple item record Krakenes, Arne eng Moxnes, Erling eng 2006-11-27T13:04:16Z 2006-11-27T13:04:16Z 2005 eng
dc.identifier.issn 1503-4860 (print version) eng
dc.description.abstract The task of finding optimal policies in stochastic dynamic systems is challenging. The theory of stochastic dynamic programming (SDP) is quite complex and the available software packages are not intended for non-specialists. Furthermore, SDP is traditionally limited to quite small and well defined problems. Stochastic optimisation in policy space (SOPS) seems to be an attractive alternative, particularly for people with a background in simulation of dynamic systems. However, to date no user friendly software has been available for this method. In this paper we present and demonstrate a new program package for this task. The resulting software allows the user to formulate the model in a well-known simulation program, Powersim Studio 2005. The model is automatically transferred to a standalone program. The SOPS program allows the user to reset model parameters, to specify search criteria, and to study the results of repeated searches for optimal policies. en
dc.format.extent 433392 bytes eng
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in System Dynamics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2/2005
dc.subject Monte Carlo eng
dc.subject Stochastic dynamic optimization eng
dc.subject User friendly eng
dc.subject Search eng
dc.subject Optimization in policy space eng
dc.title SOPS – A Tool to Find Optimal Policies in Stochastic Dynamic Systems eng
dc.type Working paper eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Samfunnsgeografi: 290 nob

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