The Virtual Laboratory consists of open-source simulation programs illustrating complex systems ideas, theories, and tools, accompanied by curricula designed for both teachers and independent learners. The Virtual Laboratory is organized into topics, each of which contains a laboratory guide (in PDF format) and a series of simulation models written in the Netlogo language. These require the free Netlogo platform, which can be downloaded from http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/ . The current version of NetLogo may not support all of the Virtual Laboratory models - please download the prior version of NetLogo here: https://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/download.shtml while we work to update the models.
The Glossary is a collection of terms and definitions related to the field of complex systems. We encourage you to submit additional glossary terms, using the "Submit" button on the Glossary page.
The Resources section contains annotated links to a wide variety of web-based resources related to complex systems. These include journals, conferences, tutorials, software, videos, among other types of resources that will be useful for all levels of interest. We encourage you to submit additional resources related to complex systems, using the "Submit" button on the Resources page.
The Course Syllabi database contains a collection of annotated links to course syllabi related to complex systems. These syllabi can be searched according to class topics, institution, instructor, education level, and several other attributes. These syllabi will be useful for instructors developing their own courses on various topics, as well as serving as guides to people who want to learn on their own. We encourage you to submit additional course syllabi related to complex systems, using the "Submit" button on the Course Syllabi page.
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