NOVA: An Interactive Graphics-Scripting Platform for Education and Computational Research
Nova: A Modern Platform for System Dynamics, Spatial, and Agent-Based Modeling - by Richard M. Salter (2013)
In this paper we describe Nova, a new Java-based modeling platform that naturally supports the creation of models in the system dynamics, spatial and agent-based modeling paradigms. Nova uses a visual language to express model design, and provides automatic conversion for such models to script form for execution. Nova's architecture promotes hierarchical design, code reuse, and extensibility through the use of plug-ins. The Nova Website, www.novamodeler.com, is being built to foster a vibrant user community by providing ample support for model and plug-in construction, and user services such as online repositories for user-contributed content.
Numerus Model Builder Tutorial 1a