Import Vensim models as entities

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paulvbaal
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Import Vensim models as entities

Post by paulvbaal » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:59 pm

Ventity and Vensim have a lot of common functionality and it would be great if it were possible to import Vensim models as entities in Ventity, or export entities as separate Vensim models! Is there any plan to implement such functionality in the future?

tomfid
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Re: Import Vensim models as entities

Post by tomfid » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:39 pm

Definitely. We have a working prototype, but it's not ready for real use. The main challenge is dealing with detail - a Vensim model with arrays implies a certain entity structure, but discerning what to do at entity boundaries is complex. In many cases, it'll make sense to change the model architecture to take advantage of Ventity features. So, the most likely useful path will be to import model components as entities, rather than whole models.

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