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EMF PP 6.4: Energy Model Comparison: An Overview

Abstract: 
Organization and manipulation of some complex data bases always requires models of some sort, and all models, being of necessity simplifications, are imperfect. Systematic model comparisons can produce benefits through identification of errors, clarification of disagreements, and guidance for model selection. Model comparison categories include method and equations, forecast, aggregate behavior, and model regeneration. Modeling-the-model helps to structure and to communicate these comparison results.&nbsp;Reprinted 1983 from <em>Large Scale Energy Models - Prospects and Potentials</em>, Robert M. Thrall, editor, Westview press, Boulder 1983, 191-217