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MASON-INTEREST-L June 2010

Subject:

Re: Support

From:

Tony Bigbee <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:06:37 -0600

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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:
>
> Tomas,
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Dr Matthew Berryman
> Defence and Systems Institute
> Bldg. W (MLK-05)
> University of South Australia
> Mawson Lakes  SA  5095
> t +61 8 8302 5882
> f +61 8 8302 5344
> m +61 413 458 594
> CRICOS Provider Number: 00121B
>
> On 23/06/2010, at 7:15 AM, Tomas Puelma wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> 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
>
> lot.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Best,
>
> Tomas
>
>
> cheers,
> Miles
> Miles Parker
> President and Chief Software Architect
> Metascape, LLC
> http://metascapeabm.com
>
> skype:  milestparker
>
> vox: 509-643-4441
>
> mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/milestparker
>
> http://milesparker.blogspot.com
>

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