Label Based Distributions

A Label Based Distribution lets you place information about what distribution should be used for sampling in a Work Items labels.

For example, if patients in a hospital all have to see a doctor, but the average time they spend with the doctor is dependent on their illness, then you can set up a label (called, say, “ILLNESS”) that contains the type of illness they have (for example, it might contain phrases like “BROKEN BONE”, “YELLOW FEVER” etc). Then, at the Work Center for the doctor you can instruct SIMUL8 to use a distribution that will look in a label of the relevant Work Item to find the name of an actual distribution to sample for the time with the doctor.