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Hands-On Simulation Modeling with Python

By : Giuseppe Ciaburro
Book Image

Hands-On Simulation Modeling with Python

By: Giuseppe Ciaburro

Overview of this book

Simulation modeling helps you to create digital prototypes of physical models to analyze how they work and predict their performance in the real world. With this comprehensive guide, you'll understand various computational statistical simulations using Python. Starting with the fundamentals of simulation modeling, you'll understand concepts such as randomness and explore data generating processes, resampling methods, and bootstrapping techniques. You'll then cover key algorithms such as Monte Carlo simulations and Markov decision processes, which are used to develop numerical simulation models, and discover how they can be used to solve real-world problems. As you advance, you'll develop simulation models to help you get accurate results and enhance decision-making processes. Using optimization techniques, you'll learn to modify the performance of a model to improve results and make optimal use of resources. The book will guide you in creating a digital prototype using practical use cases for financial engineering, prototyping project management to improve planning, and simulating physical phenomena using neural networks. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to construct and deploy simulation models of your own to overcome real-world challenges.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with Numerical Simulation
Section 2: Simulation Modeling Algorithms and Techniques
Section 3: Real-World Applications

Chapter 3: Probability and Data Generation Processes

The field of probability calculation was born in the context of gambling. It was then developed further, assuming a relevant role in the analysis of collective phenomena and becoming an essential feature of statistics and statistical decision theory. Probability calculation is an abstract and highly formalized mathematical discipline, while maintaining relevance to its original and pertinent empirical context. The concept of probability is strongly linked to that of uncertainty. The probability of an event can, in fact, be defined as the quantification of the level of randomness of that event. What is not known or cannot be predicted with an absolute level of certainty is known as being random. In this chapter, we will learn how to distinguish between the different definitions of probabilities and how these can be integrated to obtain useful information in the simulation of real phenomena.

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