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Universal Simulator 3.0.13 for Windows (5 October 2023).
MacOS (working on that)
Linux (working on that)
Double-click the downloaded file to install Universal Simulator and then follow the getting started instructions.
You will also need
At the Universal Simulator prompt, type
libr l to get a list of the R packages that you will need to have installed to handle output from Universal Simulator:
> libr l # R packages needed by Universal Simulator library("colorspace") library("ggplot2") library("ggpubr") library("gridExtra") library("lubridate") library("plyr") library("reshape2") library("scales") library("splines") library("stringr")
Copy and paste the lines above into R to pinpoint any packages missing. Then type
libr i and copy and paste into R the lines needed to install any missing packages:
> libr i # R packages needed by Universal Simulator install.packages("colorspace") install.packages("ggplot2") install.packages("ggpubr") install.packages("gridExtra") install.packages("lubridate") install.packages("plyr") install.packages("reshape2") install.packages("scales") install.packages("splines") install.packages("stringr")
On Windows, it is convenient to use the Notepad++ editor to edit boxscripts:
The Universal Simulator source code can be found on
Click thebutton and follow the link to download all the source code (C++, boxscripts, R, Qt make) as a zip file; or if you are a hacker, apply your git magic.
The Universal Simulator source code is tailored for the Qt Creator IDE (Integrated Development Environment). As we are making open-source software only, we are entitled to use the free version:
Follow this excellent video, how to install Qt Creator on Linux, Mac and Windows.
On a Mac, as shown in the video, you need to install XCode besides Qt Creator. If the installation of XCode seems to take forever, leave it working overnight! See discussion on lengthy XCode installation.
Download the latest version with the newly published Cereal Aphid-Fungus model. Also includes the Virtual Greenhouse model.
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