# Network Analysis Problems with SystemModeler

Is it possible to analyse network problems like shortest path, minimum spanning tree, maximum flow, travelling salesman etc. with SystemModeler? If so where cm I find tutorials and examples?

• I never used SystemModeler, but I had the impression that it is specifically for problems that can be formulated as a set of ordinary differential equations (or differential-algebraic equations), with time as a variable. I don't think it is designed for combinatorial problems. Jun 2, 2016 at 10:49
• Maybe you are misled by the fact that a Modelica model can be graphically represented as a set of connected blocks. It looks like a network. That doesn't mean it has anything to do with analysing graphs. Jun 2, 2016 at 10:55
• Wolfram SystemModeler mainly depends on the Modelica language to model and simulation. In addtion, there is a package called WSMLink that let the user analysis the Modelica model in Mathematica notebook. About the book, I have read "the Introduction to physical modeling with modelica" written by Michael Tiller. There is also a webbook called Modelica by Example, which is also a portion of SystemModeler Documentation.
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Jun 2, 2016 at 15:17

Shutao also added that "Wolfram SystemModeler mainly depends on the Modelica language to model and simulation. In addition, there is a package called WSMLink` that lets the user analyze the Modelica model in a Mathematica notebook. About the book, I have read the "Introduction to physical modeling with Modelica" written by Michael Tiller. There is also a web-book called Modelica by Example by the same author, which is a portion of the SystemModeler Documentation."