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Experimental design inside computers, i.e. simulations.

There is a lot of talk about simulations in post modern thought but do these talkers really know the probability and permuations and other statistics and computer programming that goes into these simulations? I was just discussing simulations and experiments inside a computer during my experimental design course. Because it might be easy to repeat an experiment, and change factors if these factors are computer controlled the idea of experimenting inside, or with a computer becomes a practical way of testing large numbers of factors or treatments. This type of experiment would also be easy to control and adjust. The recording of the changes to factors and responses observed would also be easier to record, organise and analyse.