Monte Carlo Simulation

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Perform sensitivity analysis through random parameter variation

Monte Carlo simulation is a method for exploring the sensitivity of a complex system by varying parameters within statistical constraints. These systems can include financial, physical, and mathematical models that are simulated in a loop, with statistical uncertainty between simulations. The results from the simulation are analyzed to determine the characteristics of the system.

Common tasks for performing Monte Carlo analysis include:

  • Varying uncertain parameters for your model
  • Creating dynamic simulations and alter parameters with statistical uncertainty
  • Creating a Monte Carlo simulation to model a complex dynamic system
  • Distributing simulations between processor cores and individual PCs to speed analysis
  • Analyzing data through robust plotting and advanced statistical methods

For details, see MATLAB®, Simulink® and Statistics Toolbox.

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