Excellent - thanks so much for such a clear example.
Will try this afternoon!

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Oct 26, 2009, at 5:29 PM, steven citron-pousty wrote:
>  Thanks for your initial help - I got this running. The next problem I am
>> running into is that since we use the doLoop to instantiate the class I
>> don't have a handle to it nor can I pass in objects that I want to live on
>> after the simulations are done.
> doLoop is just a convenience method meant for calling things at the command
> line: don't do use it then.  Instead of doLoop, you could just do something
> like this:
>        MyApp app = new MyApp(System.currentTimeMillis());
>        app.start();
>        for(int x=0 ; x < steps; x++)   // steps is whatever you want.  Or
> use some other stopping metric.
>                app.schedule.step(app);
>        app.finish();
> Seriously, that simple.  The MASON simulation loop is intentionally
> simplistic.  At any rate, at the end of all this, you have the app variable,
> holding your simulation.
> Sean