What Arena Does
Few business decisions are straightforward. Changes in one area of your business impact other areas—often in ways not anticipated. Business process modeling software is an effective way to evaluate the full implications of business decisions before they are put into practice.
How It Works
Discrete event simulation describes a process with a set of unique, specific events in time. These flexible, activity-based models can be effectively used to simulate almost any process. For 30 years, Arena has been the world’s leading discrete event simulation software.
GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments. It also provides extensive graphics capabilities for data visualization and manipulation. Octave is normally used through its interactive command line interface, but it can also be used to write non-interactive programs. The Octave language is quite similar to Matlab so that most programs are easily portable.
Octave is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.