SimiLive -- Run Simile Models Anywhere
SimiLive is a new service
from Simulistics, allowing models built
in the Simile modelling environment to be executed on a web
browser. It provides a simple way to publish any model, including
parameter data and visualization tool setup. The browser interface
looks like Simile's model run environment, with the model diagram
available on the first tab.
The model executes on the server, with results being sent to the
browser at regular simulation time intervals. Results for many
times can be downloaded in a single interaction, so the run
control has a extra field: "Log each..." lets you specify the time
interval between successive data points in a graph or table, while
"Update each..." refers to the length of simulation time for which
data is collected in a single server interaction.
The model diagram and visualization tools have been customized to
drag and zoom via a touch screen interface, so the service is
ideal for showing and executing models on mobile devices.
Upload and run a model
The Model Upload form provides fields in
which to upload a saved model, and optionally a scenario file and
a visualization setup. No registration required -- if you
have a Simile model which runs on the Evaluation edition, you can run
it with SimiLive.
- The server behaves like Simile's evaluation edition -- if your model
has more than 25 equations, it must be built with the Enterprise
edition in order to load and run
- The scenario file must include all the data rather than refer
to other files. If you have loaded data for some parameters from
other files, select "Include values in scenario file" for these
parameters before saving it.
- The visualization setup can load the following I/O tools:
The user can add further visualization tools while running the
model, using the buttons above the run control.
- Plotter and XY Plotter
- Data table
- Grid and Polygon maps
- Lollipop diagram (no touchscreen controls yet, sorry)
- 3-D Shape Viewer (no touchscreen controls yet, sorry)
Create a link for model execution
The model, scenario and visualization files are uploaded via a form,
so it is possible to use hidden forms to create a direct link to
execute any model. For examples see our demos. Also,
the model pages in our
Catalogue now have buttons to execute the models in SimiLive,
complete with the I/O tools specified where there is a helper setup file
associated with the model.
Enterprise edition customers will be able to set up model execution
on their own servers if desired.
If you experience any issues running SimiLive, or would like to know more about it, please leave a comment on the SimiLive forum. Happy modelling!
-- The Simulistics team