Releases (versions) of the model are available for internal (within Wageningen Environmental Research) and external use. Versions have already been applied to various hardware platforms, such as PC/MS-DOS, SUN/UNIX, VAX/VMS. Switching between platforms and their corresponding compilers causes no problems, because the code is written in relatively simple plain near-standard Fortran77/90. There is no Windows version.
The model is normally available as an executable release, which is nearly always delivered for MS-DOS personal computers. In a few joint projects the model was made operational on specific hardware systems. So far the source code has only been made available within joint projects.
For non-commercial use in an academic environment the ANIMO model can be used free of charge.
We can not provide helpdesk services and we do not have budget for assisting.
We highly appreciate to learn from other's experiences and therefore we demand for feed-back on the results obtained with the ANIMO model.
The documentation of the model consists of:
The model can be obtained by taking notice of the general terms and conditions and by filling in the agreement.
Support of the ANIMO model
- We appointed a configuration manager who gives limited support through E-mail
- We apply strict version control
- We can supply some graphical tools to facilitate the analysis of model results