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Is Analytica what Microsoft says will be the future of programming?

Norm Judah, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Services, recently talked about the future of programming:

“When someone thinks of business solutions they will be programming in models. They will still be coding but it wouldn't...

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Marginal Abatement part 2 - adding a dimension

In my earlier blog article, Marginal Abatement, I explained what a Marginal Abatement graph is and how to set up such a graph in Analytica. In this article, I'm going to generalize that model to array-abstract over additional...

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Analytica and Decision Analysis

I absolutely admire Analytica as a tool/software and find it a work of art, really. I admire the people who created it. I discovered Analytica in 2013 on an INFORMS web directory of OR/MS solution vendors and consultants....

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Apples to Oranges to Chinese Gooseberries: Pledges for the Paris climate talks

October 1, 2015 was the UN's deadline to receive national pledges for the UN Climate Change Treaty to be negotiated in Paris this December. At the end of February, the UN received the first submission — Switzerland's proposal to...

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Faster evaluation in Analytica 4.6

As we celebrate the release of Analytica 4.6 this week, I thought I would share the results of some benchmark timings that I carried out to test how the evaluation speed in 4.6 compares with the previous two Analytica releases.<...

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Analytica 4.6 beta available

The first beta release of Analytica 4.6 and ADE is now available. This kicks off the beta testing cycle for this next release of Analytica and ADE. To see a list of new enhancements, visit What’s New in...

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Cost effectiveness of installing rooftop solar panels

If you are new to modeling, it can be very helpful to watch someone build a model from start to finish. I created a model to decide whether it would be cost-effective to install solar panels on the roof...

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Marginal Abatement

Analytica models in the energy sector often include a Marginal Abatement graph for CO2 emissions. In this post I explain briefly what a Marginal Abatement graph is and provide steps for creating one of these graphs in Analytica.


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An Interesting Christmas Gift

Over the holidays, the New York Times delivered an unusual juxtaposition of headlines and content, and apparent lack of self-awareness, to illicit such a hearty chuckle from its readers as to make the...

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Expenditure from Santa’s global tour

In a few weeks, Santa Claus will embark on his annual Christmas eve ritual, delivering presents to the good little boys and girls around the world. In this article, I look at the net energy expenditure and greenhouse gas...

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