Use Your System Dynamics Models in Mathematica
This post gives you access to one of the core technologies we’ve developed over the past year – our SD Compiler Collection for Wolfram Mathematica.
When thinking about compilers you might think of developers writing code that will be compiled into programs.
But we’re consultants, not developers.
So why has this compiler become important for us?
Well, we want to harness the power of business computation and business simulation and make it available via interactive presentations. We use these presentations to help our clients to understand the potential of their business better and to show them ways of making their business more successful.
Modelling tools like Stella Architect from isee systems are great in maintaining your simulations. Especially when you models grow, they become conceptually difficult to understand. Without the visualisation provided by those tools, maintenance is almost impossible. On the other side, there are also great tools in the field of computation and presentation like Mathematica from Wolfram Research. Unfortunately none of these tools satisfy in both fields.
Isn’t that great?
To give you a glimpse on what this toolchain looks like, you can read about it in the post Building Interactive Stories from Simulation Models.
We also want to give you the opportunity to use the tool chain. So we’ve embedded a demo version of our compiler below. The compiler is restricted to parse XMILE formatted files containing less than 100 equations. It outputs a Mathematica package that you can embed in your Mathematica notebooks.
We’re also providing you with a demonstration Stella model, a corresponding Mathematica notebook and our Mathematica System Dynamics package to help you get started quickly. You can sign up to download the model, notebook and library here.
You can take any Stella model in XMILE format (which is the standard format for Stella) and drag and drop it onto the compiler below. The model will automatically be converted into Mathematica equations, which you can then download.
By the way, you don’t need to worry: The XMILE compiler runs in your browser, so your model will not be transferred to our server!