Quickstart

The best way to get started with the Business Prototyping Toolkit for Python (BPTK-Py) is to download the BPTK-Py Tutorial. The tutorial contains Jupyter notebooks and example models that illustrate how to use the BPTK_Py framework to build models in Python System Dynamics, agent-based modeling and how to transpile models in XMILE format.

You can clone or download the tutorial from our git repository on Github.

The tutorial illustrates how to use the BPTK_PY framework, it contains interactive Jupyter notebooks for each of the documents in this documentation.

The tutorial and this documentation illustrate the framework using two simulation models: the Simple Project Management Model and the Customer Acquisition model.

  • Simple Project Management Model. This model is an illustration of Parkinson’s law, which states that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

  • Customer Acquisition Model. This model is an illustration of the Bass Diffusion Model that describes the process of how new products get adopted in a population. The Bass model has been widely used in forecasting, especially in new products’ sales forecasting and technology forecasting.

The logic of these models is not discussed in detail in this documentation, you can read more about them on our blog: