DOWNLOAD the BASIC IMMUNE SIMULATOR
Files needed to run the simulation:
In order to run the simulation, it is necessary to download the Repast launcher.
There are tutorials and other sorts of information available for those who wish to create their own agent-based model on the Sourceforge mainpage, but the files needed to run the simulation may be obtained by clicking on "Download" at the left of the mainpage or by clicking the link above.
Using a PC:
Go to the Java website to obtain a free copy of the Java software, and download Java (at least the Java Runtime Environment), if it is not already on the PC to be used.
Then download Repast J to run the Basic Immune Simulator.
Using a Mac:
A copy of JAVA is NOT needed. Simply, download the OS X version of Repast J.
Install the Repast J that is appropriate for your operating system by following the instructions provided on the Repast website for the downloads. Be sure to download the correct version of Repast J for your computer.
Download the Basic Immune Simulator file (BasicImmuneSimulator.jar) onto the computer:
Once the above steps have been completed, the simulation may be run:
- Start Repast. The Repast toolbar should appear.
- At the left edge of the toolbar there is an icon of a folder.
- Click on the folder and a “Load Model” pane appears.
- Scroll down in the Load Model pane and click on Models and then Add.
- A browser will appear. Use this browser to find the BasicImmuneSimulator.jar file, which can be
found where ever it was downloaded.
- Click on the BasicImmuneSimulator.jar file and "Basic Immune Model" will appear under “Other
- Click on “Load”, to make the Basic Immune Model graphical user interface (GUI) appear.
- Once "Basic Immune Model Settings" GUI appears, click on the "Parameters" tab to see the input parameter choices available for a simulation run if the parameters are not already displayed.
- Choose the pathological challenge from the list in the GUI. Any other parameter may be
changed to the user’s discretion at this point as well.
The simulator will look something like this: