An Introduction to SDML - a short course for beginners
Written by Bruce Edmonds of
the Centre for Policy Modelling,
Manchester Metropolitan University.
This is a tutorial written for a course in SDML
run in Manchester in September 1996. It aims to give an introduction to
the main features of SDML. It takes about 6 days of
solid work to complete.
Note that the tutorial was designed for use with an earlier release
of SDML (3.1), so you may encounter some small differences.
Occasionally you will be prompted for additional information that is not
mentioned in the tutorial; you should be able to simply click "OK"
and continue. However, if you are stuck, please contact Steve
Wallis or Bruce Edmonds.
To use this tutorial you will need:
If you wish to merely browse the tutorial without trying the examples you
may do so here.
A Unix workstation, PC or PowerMac with at least 32MB of RAM, around 40MB
of disk space and a standard windowing system (it must be one of the platforms
SDML itself, together with Cincom's
or the VisualWorks object
engine. For instructions on how to obtain and install the necessary files
Some extra tutorial files - all those here,
or in tarred
and tarred (6.0MB) or gzipped
and tarred (4.6MB) formats.
The tutorial itself, either as html,
(382KB), in raw
postscript (623KB), compressed
postscript (225KB), gzipped
postscript (165KB) or zipped
postscript (161KB) formats.