I agree with Miles--I think you (Tomas) will find the mailing list
community responsive. I think MASON shines because of its leanness,
simplicity, non-dependence on any particular IDE (you can use
anything), and *documentation*. By documentation, I mean Javadoc,
tutorials, and information on performance optimization (usually time).
On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Miles Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Also, as a somewhat independent developer I can't help but note that message
> traffic is not as useful metric for usage or usefulness as one might think.
> In fact the volume of traffic can be inversely proportional to software
> quality and amount of documentation.
> On Jun 22, 2010, at 11:51 PM, Matthew Berryman wrote:
> I think the low volume simply reflects the lower use of MASON compared with
> some other tools, e.g. Repast.
> The response from the main developer Sean is usually pretty quick (there are
> some of us in the MASON community who wonder when Sean actually sleeps), and
> very helpful. I plan on contributing a bit more myself to the
> discussion---have just been given a big new project and hope that MASON will
> be used as part of it.
> MASON is certainly very well architected.
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> On 23/06/2010, at 7:15 AM, Tomas Puelma wrote:
> I'm evaluating MASON to do my research in modeling biological systems with
> ABMs. I'm liking a lot MASON over other simulation tools I've seen, but I'm
> a little
> concerned with the support. So, I wanted to ask... how is it?
> For what I see, there are few messages and participation in this mailing
> list. Is
> there any developer or member of the MASON proyect actively seeing and
> answering the users questions? Are the responses quick?
> I think support its a key element when using a tool/library like this, so
> I'm really
> hoping the support here is good, because, like I said, I'm liking MASON
> features a
> Thanks in advance.
> Miles Parker
> President and Chief Software Architect
> Metascape, LLC
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