The key component classes of Continuum are :

Projector : This class contains logic to run simulations, and contains collections of Actors and Funds for use in running the simulation. It is therefore, a self-contained simulation environment, and can be saved as such.

Fund : This class represents a single fund. Funds can be checking accounts, saving accounts, IRA, 401K, auto loans, mortgages etc. These form the fundamental items whose balances you wish to track, project, and analyse over time.

Actor : This class represents a scheduled monetary impacts (or flows) on or between funds in the Continuum projector. Actors allow projections. An actor might be a recurring paycheck, a repeated series of deposits to savings account, a car payment, a mortgage payment, etc.

Activities : This class is key to the executing 'engine' of the projector. Actors and Fund reconciles are vectored up in activities and then the projector sequences these activities and executes them individually. Their execution is influenced by fund's interim (running) balance.

So the projector sets up the funds, uses their initial or historical balances, allows the actors to run their projections over a given time frame, and then charts their affect on the funds (as well as other data mining and analysis-- post simulation).

Last edited May 21, 2012 at 1:46 AM by pipeline, version 1

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