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Simulation modelling in agriculture: General considerations.

Jones R.I.

Abstract


A computer simulation model is a detailed working hypothesis about a given system. The computer does all the necessary arithmetic when the hypothesis is invoked to predict the future behaviour of the simulated system under given conditions.A general pragmatic approach to model building is discussed; techniques are ignored. The need for prospective users to participate in the development of a model is emphasized. Consideration is given to the model's place in the advisory service.

Keywords: agriculture; botany; computer simulation; modelling; simulation model; simulation modelling; south africa; techniques




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