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step(double height, double stepTime)

Returns 0 until the stepTime and then returns height.

The plot below illustrates how the function works:


Name Type Description
height double The height of the step.
stepTime double The time of the step.


Type Description
double 0 until the stepTime and then returns height.


height — units

stepTime — time

step() — units


You can study the Multiplier Simul Eqns example model to understand the function usage. The step() function is used in the formula of the GovernmentExpenditure dynamic variable: GovernmentExpenditure = 90 + step( 10, 1 ). If you run the model and switch to the Graphs page, you will see how the step logic affects the system behavior at the time 1.

Demo model:  Open the model page in AnyLogic Cloud. There you can run the model or download it (by clicking Model source files).
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