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Analytica - Hierarchical Influence Diagrams
... Analytica models are organized as influence diagrams ... Variables (and other objects) appear as nodes of various shapes on a diagram, connected by arrows that provide a visual representation of dependencies ... Analytica influence diagrams may be hierarchical, in which a single module node on a diagram represents an entire submodel ...

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