[Haskell-cafe] FRP, Simulations and Time (Sodium et. al)

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 13:37:21 UTC 2014

Look up hydra and related tools.  Simulation modeling tools are a bit
different.  There's also fewer public examplds, though I hope to change
that soon.

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, martin <martin.drautzburg at web.de> wrote:

> FPR is usually described as a way to model interactions with the real
> world. I believe the same ideas should be
> applicable to simulations. Instead of "real" events I would use fake
> events. This however only makes sense when the Time
> associated with the Events (and Behaviors) is not wallclock time, but some
> kind of virtual time.
> I looked briefly into Sodium and found no way to use "my own time". Steven
> Blackheath even said during a presentation,
> that Time in Sodium is just another Behavior. I am not sure if I
> understood this correctly, but it gives me the feeling,
> that the only Time available in Sodium is wallclock time, which would make
> it unsuitable for simulations.
> Could someone give me some insights whether or not FRP is suitable for
> simulations?
> Does my reasoning about Time make any sense? Do different libraries treat
> Time in different ways, such that some are
> suitable for simulations, while others are not?
> Martin
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