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What is the STEM project release schedule?

STEM V1.0 was officially released on Feb. 18, 2010, all platforms

For the latest release and plan information, please visit the STEM Project Plan Page

Older Releases

  • Incubation Release 0.5.0 was released on June 14th, 2009, all platforms
  • Incubation Release 0.4.0 was released on January 28th, 2009, all platforms
  • Incubation Release 0.3.0a was released on September 13th, 2008 (Windows only), replacing release 0.3.0 from September 9th, 2008.
  • Incubation Release 0.2.1 became available December 17th, 2007, updating release 0.2.0 dated June 8th, 2007.

All releasese include the current STEM source code and downloadable executables for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

What platforms are supported?

STEM will run on any platform supported by Eclipse. Downloads are available for RCP versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX. Java 1.6 and the latest is required. The STEM development environment requires the latest version of Eclipse.If a downloadable RCP version is not available for your platform, you must download the STEM source from Eclipse and run from the source.

What features are new?

http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/STEM#What.27s_New

What are other features are available in STEM?

  • A full implementation of the STEM graph based simulation engine for spatiotemporal modeling
  • Geographic visualization of the spread of disease using internally implemented graphics
  • Geographic visualization of the spread of disease using Google Earth
  • "Wizards" to create Projects, Graphs, Models, Scenarios, Sequencers, and Diseases
  • Visual editors to edit Graphs, Models, Scenarios, Sequencers, and Diseases
  • A complete data set that defines all of the countries specified by the ISO-3166 standard includes area land mass and recent human population data
  • An extensive set of predefined "Graph" fragments that can be reused in user Models
  • An extensive set of predefined "Models", one for each country, that can be reused in user Models and Scenarios
  • A set of predefined "Scenarios" that illustrate disease spread models around the Earth
  • A predefined SEIR disease model for the Spanish Flu
  • Deterministic implementations of SI, SIR and SEIR disease models.

What features are planned for future releases?

For the latest release and plan information, please visit the STEM Project Plan Page


Can STEM be used for more than just disease modeling?

In principle, yes (but only in principle). The core components of STEM implement a graph based spatiotemporal simulation engine. The components that extend it to disease modeling are in separate plug-ins and integrate themselves using Eclipse extension points. Today we are focused on supporting a framework for modeling diseases.

Where can I find some tutorials on STEM?

Tutorials for Developers

Where can I learn about the design of STEM?

STEM Design Document

Are there publications where I can read more about STEM ?

http://wiki.eclipse.org/STEM#Publications_and_Presentations_on_STEM [Publications_and_Presentations_on_STEM]