Each of the following products has its own wizard that allows you to run or save the corresponding executable file. Once you are ready to run or install the product, you are first asked for the language of installation. Next, you are presented with a license agreement which you must accept in order to continue. You are then asked to confirm the destination location in which to store the product, after which you can proceed to install the product.
Products have been tested on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Model developers also require a copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 or 2017 (Community, Pro, or Enterprise edition).
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Modgen 12 (for Visual Studio 2015 or 2017)
Modgen 12 installs all of the software and documentation necessary to modify existing models or develop new ones. It also includes that files that are included in Modgen Prerequisites. Machines on which no model development will take place (machines which will only be used to run models) only require the Modgen Prerequisites software, not Modgen itself. Visual Studio must be installed prior to the installation of Modgen. Modgen System Configuration explains which options of Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 need to be installed so that Modgen will work as well as how to configure Modgen once installed.
Modgen Prerequisites installs all of the software required to run a model developed using Modgen. It includes a .chm (compiled help) file corresponding to the Modgen Guide to the Visual Interface.
Sample Model – RiskPaths 4
RiskPaths is a simple, competing risk, case-based continuous time microsimulation model developed originally to study fertility change in post-transition Russia and Bulgaria. Its main use is as a teaching tool, e.g. in courses at the European Doctoral School for Demography. It demonstrates what microsimulation can add to event history analysis and how demographic microsimulation models can be efficiently programmed using Modgen. RiskPaths has also served so far as a template for two other extended microsimulation studies in France and Canada. The model will be installed in a user specific directory. Please notes that administrator rights are not necessary to install this model.
Sample Model – IDMM 3
IDMM (Infectious Disease Microsimulation Model) is a simple, competing risk, time-based continuous time microsimulation model which simulates a hypothetical disease that propagates through a social network of hosts. The social network is constructed at the beginning of the simulation. Social interactions are then modeled as distinct interaction events that occur between pairs of hosts over time. The disease can propagate from infectious to susceptible hosts during these interactions. The social network changes over time, because in this model a healthy host has a tendency to discard sick contacts and replace them with others. Once infected, a host enters a cryptic latent phase, followed by an infectious phase, followed by an immune phase. At the end of the immune phase, the host returns to the susceptible state. IDMM demonstrates how large interacting populations can be modeled efficiently in continuous time using Modgen. The model will be installed in a user specific directory. Please notes that administrator rights are not necessary to install this model.
Sample Model – MicroParam 2
MicroParam is a simple, competing risk, case-based continuous time microsimulation model which illustrates how to use microdata in a parameter to create a starting population. This technique is useful as a starting point, or when the microdata file is relatively small. For larger microdata file, using a parameter to input the microdata will cause a memory problem. For larger microdata file, using a binary or .csv file is a better technique. The model will be installed in a user specific directory. Please notes that administrator rights are not necessary to install this model.
Sample Model – MicroBinary 2
MicroBinary is a simple, competing risk, case-based continuous time microsimulation model which illustrates how to use microdata in a binary file to create a starting population. This technique is complex and should be used only for microdata files that are too large to be copied into a parameter. The model will be installed in a user specific directory. Please notes that administrator rights are not necessary to install this model.
BioBrowser is a companion application to Modgen which allows you to visually explore the longitudinal profiles of the low-level simulated entities generated by Modgen models. Sample files are included that allow an exploration of BioBrowser's capabilities without having to install a Modgen model.