Sophisticated computational modeling requires powerful software. One of the primary goals of the NSF supported OMnI computational modeling grant was developing a powerful platform that would support a wide range of computational mod.
Nova is a software platform for computational modeling. It uses a graphic interface to implement dynamic systems, agent-based, and spatial modeling and can be used for modeling neural nets. Available for free for educational researchers, this program provides extensive online tutorials.
Darling, Salter, & Burns (in press) uses a series of examples to describe basic functions of Nova using a social science setting.
- Darling, N., Salter, R. M., & Burns, I. R. D. (in press). Nova: A novel tool for collaborative agent-based and dynamic systems modeling. In W. F. Porter, J. Zhao, L. Schmitt Olabisi, & M. McNall (Eds.), Innovations in Collaborative Modeling. Lansing, MI: MSU Press.