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DiscoverSimô Version 2.0 Feature List Summary

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  • Excel add-in for Monte Carlo Simulation and Optimization
  • Uses Six Sigma Language: Specify Inputs (Xís) and Outputs (Yís)
  • Batch Distribution Fitting
  • Specify Input Correlations
  • Excel Formula Interpreter for Accelerated Calculations
  • Sensitivity Analysis based on correlation or stepwise regression (includes quadratic terms)
  • Optimization with Input Control Values:
    • Dividing Rectangles (DIRECT) Global Optimization
    • MIDACO-SOLVER, one of the world's strongest evolutionary solvers for mixed discrete, continuous, constrained global optimization
    • Genetic Algorithm (GA) Global Optimization
    • Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) for Fast Local Optimization
    • Powerful hybrid of the above 3 methods
    • Specify linear and nonlinear constraints
    • Stochastic Optimization Ė minimize dpm or maximize Ppk
    • Multiple Response Optimization using Desirability, Weighted Sum or Deviation from Target

    Common Continuous Distributions:

  • Normal
  • Triangular
  • Uniform
  • Pearson Family (specify Mean, Std class="auto-style12"Dev, Skewness, Kurtosis)
  • Log Normal**
  • Exponential**
  • Weibull**
  • Custom Continuous
  • PERT
  • ** denotes with/without Threshold

    Advanced Continuous Distributions:

  • Beta
  • Johnson SB
  • Beta (4 Parameter)
  • Johnson SL
  • Box-Cox**
  • Johnson SU
  • Burr**
  • Laplace
  • Cauchy
  • Largest Extreme Value
  • Chi-Squared**
  • Levy
  • Chi-Squared with Scale (3 Parameter)**
  • Logistic
  • Error Function (ERF)
  • Log Gamma**
  • F**
  • Log Logistic**
  • F with Scale (4 Parameter)**
  • Maxwell
  • Fatigue Life**
  • Non-Central Chi-Squared**
  • Fisk**
  • Non-Central F**
  • Folded Normal
  • Non-Central T
  • Frechet**
  • Pareto
  • Gamma**
  • Power
  • Generalized Error
  • Rayleigh
  • Generalized Gamma**
  • Reciprocal
  • Generalized Logistic
  • Skew Normal
  • Generalized Pareto
  • Smallest Extreme Value
  • Half Normal**
  • Studentís T
  • Inverse Gamma**
  • Studentís T with Location and Scale (3 Parameter)
  • Inverse Gaussian
  • Von Mises
  • Common Continuous Distributions:

  • Bernoulli (Yes/No)
  • Binomial
  • Geometric
  • Hypergeometric
  • Logarithmic
  • Negative Binomial
  • Poisson
  • Step
  • Uniform (Discrete)
  • Custom Discrete
  • ** denotes with/without Threshold

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