The ETACE Virtual Appliance

A Software Suite for Large-scale Agent-based Computational Economic Modelling

by Gregor Böhl, Sander van der Hoog, Philipp Harting, Simon Gemkow and Herbert Dawid

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The ETACE Virtual Appliance is a stand-alone Linux-based simulation platform that provides a full suite of programmes for (large-scale) agent-based modelling and simulation. It builds on the core Flexible Large-scale Agent Modelling Environment (FLAME), adding programs such as Graphical User Interfaces, an editor for agent-based model design and an integrated solution for data visualisation using R.


The idea behind the software package is to make every step related to the initialization, simulation and analysis of the Eurace@Unibi model as easy as possible. The following versions of the model are included:


The programme suite allows Academics, Practitioners, Regulators, and the general public to create, edit, and simulate models that have been developped using the Flame agent-based modelling environment, such as the Eurace@Unibi model.

The virtual appliance serves multiple purposes: (i) to ensure the reproducibility of results, (ii) as a form of model documentation and communication, (iii) it heightens the credibility of the model.

For questions and support

We regret that we do not have the capacity to support you in any way, shape, or form. The Virtual Appliance is provided as is, without any warranty that it will work. We do however appreciate any remarks, comments, or suggestions for improvement, or other hints that you may have, and would appreciate any and all feedback on the following email address: etace@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de