StellaR: A software to translate Stella models into R open-source environment

N. Naimi, A. Voinov

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Stella is a popular system dynamics modeling tool, which helps to put together conceptual diagrams and converts them into numeric computer models. Although it can be very useful, especially in participatory modeling, it lacks the power and flexibility of a programming language. This paper presents the StellaR software which translates a Stella model into a model in R, an open source high level programming language. This allows using conceptual modeling tools provided in Stella, together with computational functionality and programming flexibility provided in R. It also opens access to powerful software libraries available in R, which is especially useful for spatial modeling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalEnvironmental modelling & software
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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