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Differing results between online simulator and SMRT

Dear all,

is it possible to get the online simulator with a RFC module that is compatible with the SMRT calculation?

Kind regards, Frank
asked Aug 3, 2012 by anonymous

1 Answer

+1 vote
Good question!  When using the RFC simulation method, the online simulator will never match SMRT.  We changed the algorithm slightly by using slightly different errors (Normal Distribution instead of Gumble Distribution) and we also modified the algorithm so that the online simulator can handle alternative-specific projects better.

When using Share of Preference, First Choice, and Purchase Likelihood methods of simulation the results should match.
answered Aug 3, 2012 by David Squire Silver Sawtooth Software, Inc. (5,330 points)