Welcome to the homepage for YASAI: "Yet Another Simulation Add-In"
journal article and a RUTCOR Research
Report (RRR) describing YASAI. To view the RRR, you will need a postscript
previewer such as Ghostview.
What is YASAI?
The YASAI user
guide (HTML format).
the YASAI.xla Add-In for MS Excel 97/2000/XP/2003/2007/2010 The current version
is 2.3, updated July 26, 2011.
Examples of problems
YASAI can solve, and the models that solve them.
YASAI is a creation of Professor
Jonathan Eckstein and Steven T. Riedmueller. Steve
implemented YASAI as his Livingston
College senior honors project, under Professor Eckstein's supervision.
Since then, various independent study students at Rutgers have worked with
Professor Eckstein to implement improvements (after installing the software,
click on the lettuce in the YASAI simulation dialog box to see a full list).
The State of Washington Department
of Ecology has developed a more "industrial strength" version of
YASAI called YASAIw.
The "main" version of YASAI will still be aimed at teaching and will
hence remain simpler, but some features of YASAIw should eventually be
incorporated into YASAI. There is an
article in the Rutgers Business School News about how YASAIw is being used
to model pollution pathways.
There is a Google group for YASAI announcements and discussion.