A technique for improving readability of forrester diagram in system dynamics

Wei Tzen Yang, Nai Wen Kuo

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Abstract

We describe a three-pass algorithm for improving the readability of Forrester Diagram in system dynamics. The first pass converts Forrester Diagram to recurrent hierarchy. The second pass sorts the vertices on each level, with the goal of minimizing crossings. The third pass is a finite tuning of the layout that determines the horizontal positions of vertices. An illustrative example is given to verify the result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-130
Number of pages24
JournalYugoslav Journal of Operations Research
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Algorithm
  • Forrester Diagram (FD)
  • Readability
  • Recurrent hierarchies
  • System Dynamics (SD)

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  • Management Science and Operations Research

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A technique for improving readability of forrester diagram in system dynamics. / Yang, Wei Tzen; Kuo, Nai Wen.

In: Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 107-130.

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