Abstract for: Using SD Everywhere to Bring SD Models to Mac, Windows, and the Web

A good user interface makes System Dynamics models come alive for policymakers and stakeholders. This workshop will show how Climate Interactive translates large Vensim models into C and JavaScript code which can be embedded in custom applications. The open source SDEverywhere toolkit developed by Climate Interactive and Todd Fincannon gives you full control over user interface development. We will show how to get SDEverywhere, translate your model, and run it everywhere: on Mac, Windows, and the web. SDEverywhere is one of several new community tools (e.g., SDXchange project, PySD) that are providing open source solutions to make SD models more useful.