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Simile version 6.2 released

The main point of this release is to bring the bundled compilers up-to-date, along with other libraries with which Simile can interact, but there are other enhancements and fixes too.

Bundled compilers updated to g++ 4.9

They should now work with all current versions of Windows and MacOS as well as still supporting older versions. Simile's Linux version still uses a compiler packaged with the Linux distribution.

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Simile v5.8 released, with 64-bit versions

Simile v5.8 released

The latest version of Simile includes 64-bit versions for Windows and Linux. In order to run these, you will need to be using a 64-bit version of the appropriate operating system. 64-bit Simile for MacOS X is coming soon.

More bits means less waiting

The 64-bit version builds models up to 70% faster than the 32-bit version, and runs them up to 25% faster. Graphics performance is also improved, and very much more complex models can be handled (although we have not yet come across any models too complex for the 32-bit version).

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Discrete event simulation under development -- testers needed

The next minor version of Simile will be released soon, but looking beyond that, we are working on adding discrete-event handling capabilities to the software. These capabilities will integrate seamlessly with Simile's current functionality, enabling event-driven processes to be incorporated in all types of submodel, and also allowing instances of variable-membership submodels to be created or destroyed by events. It is also our intention that Simile's representation of events will support any functionality that is allowed by events in the the SBML Level 2 specification.

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Simile version 7.1 Released

Improvements since v7.0:

  • Model diagram:
    • Compartments getting their initial values as parameters now drawn with 'scroll' decoration
    • Variables could look 'smudged' when zoomed out a lot, now they look more recognizable
    • Grid spacing remains regular after zooming out a long way and in
    • Ghosts look more consistent, with compartment/state bodies and all stack decorations stippled
    • Zooming to selection is more accurate in cases where the selected component(s) are barely visible
  • Model building:
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Simile version 7.0 released

New features:

Experiment setup

A model can now be run simultaneously with its default parameters and with various other combinations of parameters, using multiple processors if they are available. Results for all cases are shown together and the experiment setup can be saved for use with different versions of the model.

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Simile version 6.12 released

New Features

  • Native code execution on Apple Silicon Macs
  • Can display results in browser, using SimiLive interface



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Simile version 6.11 released

Simile version 6.11 released

This version introduces the ability for a Simile submodel to implement a connection to a separate program via a named pipe or Unix socket. This means that models developed in other tools can be used as components in Simile models.

Other changes since the original version 6.10:

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New Simile tutorial videos released

A new series of Video tutorials, commissioned by World Agroforestry (ICRAF), have been created for Simile. They include a starter on the basics of system dynamic modelling in ecosystem study, and go on to cover advanced Simile techniques such as discrete event-based and agent-based modelling.

View them here!

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Communication between Simile and Apsim models

Communication between Simile and Apsim models

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Simile version 6.10 released

Simile version 6.10 was released on June 11th 2019.

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