Abstract for: Getting Started with Vensim

This one and one half hour workshop will go through the basics of building and analyzing a feedback model using Vensim. The class will center around the development of a simple variation of Jay Forrester's classic market growth model. Participants are encouraged to follow along on their own computers. The workshop can be done using either Vensim PLE or a limited time version of Vensim DSS which will be made available to participants. If possible, participants without computers will be paired with others having computers. It will be helpful if participants can show up ten minutes early to facilitate any setup.