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"Jaideep Mukherjee"
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Search Engine for List Archives

Postby "Jaideep Mukherjee" » Sun Nov 28, 1999 11:30 pm

Dear Domingo Andria Re: your request "I would appreciate any reference, link, model, and suggestions about SD and Stock Markets" Please check out my new web site: http://www.optimlator.com/ There is a keyword-based search engine there for precisely QUERIES OF THIS KIND. This question has been discussed many times on the system dynamics list in the past. For example, when I typed "stock +market" for your specific query (without the quotes), I got 155 results there. You can have all the fun you want there with DIFFERENT METHODS OF QUERY to find out exactly what you want, and, THEN, if you dont find it, come back to this list with a much more pointed query, which will get people interested enough to answer. The SD list is especially good because many of the top people have been active on this list, with detailed answers to many queries, especially in the early years, so there is a wealth of good info waiting to be explored/mined. In general to the SD community: Please check out the site above and you may find that this search tool can be very valuable as a research tool in itself. By searching for authors, subject words, or any other keywords, and choosing the year of posting of email, you have 5 years worth of knowledge base (literally in the palms of your hands). [Dont know if this works with palmtops though:-) Will someone tell me if it does??] In fact, it works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Because of as-yet-unresolved standardization issues with web technology, Netscape somehow messes up. If you insist on using Netscape, please email and I will email you back with an inelegant hack. The site is a work in progress and I will appreciate reports of any other bugs. There are also other features on the site, which I will leave for you to explore. Depending on the usage, I may go to a more powerful server. I will update it most probably on a monthly basis - in any case I will report here if there are major changes. Last but probably most important - much thanks to Ventana and especially Dr. Bob Eberlein for all the work done in maintaining the system dynamics mailing list and its archives, from which the above database was extracted (done using Visual Basic macros, PERL scripts, and after wasting tons of time trying to save time by using the Microsoft Server extensions. If only I had been happy with satisficing myself, I would have saved so much time!!! The irony is that the site is partly about optimization, but the lesson while creating it was about "satisfiction" - maybe I should have listened more carefully to Professor Herbert Simon :-]) Best regards Jaideep Mukherjee, Ph. D. jaideep@optimlator.com

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