Abstract for: Managing Complexity with Stella Professional

This workshop is designed for people with some experience with Stella or those who have completed the first Stella Professional workshop It will cover some of the more advanced modeling techniques supported by Stella including the use of modules to manage more complex models and the use of arrays to deal with situations in which the same structure can be used to represent a number of different agents or occurrences. Time permitting, we will also show how to bring data into models and different options for controlling scenarios from both outside and within the software. We will cover a number of useful techniques for navigating within larger models in order to understand the sources of observed behavior. Participants should bring their own computers, either Macintosh or Windows, and we will install the software for use during the workshop.