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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 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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Simile for 64-bit ARM Linux released!

Simile is now available as a Debian package for the new generation of tiny single-board computers built on the ARM64 architecture. This allows Simile models to be incorporated into home automation and IoT projects. These devices can typically run Armbian, LMDE or Ubuntu.

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Simile version 6.9 released

Changes since v6.8:

Improvements:

  • Database access has now been completely overhauled. This means that model parameters can be read from a MySQL database in Linux, and reading them from an ODBC source such as .xls works in 64-bit Windows. .xlsb, .xlsm and .xlsx formats can also be used, and the data logger tool can write to any of these in Windows and to MySQL in Linux
  • New 'order' function allows arrays to be sorted efficiently
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Simile version 6.8 released

Changes since 6.7 original:

 

OS Compatibility

Windows version uses latest GUI toolkit allowing models with non-ASCII names to be opened by doubleclicking or dragging.

Also, other files referred by the model (parameter metafile and helper setup file) can now open automatically with it if they have non-ASCII characters in their names.

Mac version now includes latest GUI toolkit, rather than using older version built in to Mac, reducing crashes.

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