Migrating from AnyLogic

AnyLogic is a 20+ year old desktop application that lets programmers write object-oriented Java to create simulations. AnyLogic also has limited support for visual programming, allowing non-programmers to create basic simulations.

In contrast to HASH, AnyLogic simulations cannot be distributed across multiple machines, although individual simulation runs may still be parallelized.

In this article we’ll discuss:

  • At a high level, what principles should you follow when converting an AnyLogic simulation into a HASH simulation?

  • What are the key paradigmatic differences between AnyLogic and HASH?

  • Step-by-step how to convert an example simulation.

The example simulation we selected is the Oil Supply Chain simulation, a neat model that demonstrates a transportation and supply chain network for delivering oil. The finished HASH simulation is here.