Experiment screen in AnyLogic Cloud

The experiment screen is your workspace for running experiments in AnyLogic Cloud and viewing the results of the run:

The experiment screen comprises the following areas:
  1. The experiment toolbar holds a set of button to perform all the basic tasks in AnyLogic Cloud.
  2. The sidebar lists the existing model versions and the experiments created for each model version. By selecting an experiment in the sidebar, you open it in the experiment screen.
  3. The experiment dashboard displays the parameters and the results of the experiment:

How-To video: AnyLogic Cloud

Sidebar

The sidebar is displayed on the left of the experiment screen. The sidebar is organized as a two-level tree: on the upper level, it lists the existing model versions; on the lower level, it lists the experiments created for each model version:

To show/hide the sidebar

  1. Click the  button in the top-left corner of the experiment screen.

To expand or collapse the list of experiments for the model version

  1. Click the model version node in the sidebar.

Running an experiment

A model in AnyLogic Cloud is treated as a black box: you provide the values for the model's inputs, run the experiment and observe the output results. 

To run the experiment

  1. Click the  Run button in the experiment toolbar or the run link in the Outputs section of the experiment dashboard.
    Note: Since experiments are executed on a remote server, you do not need to stay on the experiment page until the experiment is finished. You can freely leave the experiment page (for example, to run another experiment) and return to it at a later point.

    The experiment execution progress is visualized via the progress bar in the Outputs section and via the circular indicator next to the experiment's name in the sidebar:


    Note: Besides running an experiment, you can view the running model animation in the vector graphics animation. Unlike running an experiment, viewing model animation considers the inputs values that you specify but does not produce output values. 
Once you have run the experiment, the Run button in the toolbar becomes inactive and is displayed as .

The first run of the the experiment produces the set of outputs, which are saved and shared between all experiments of the current model version. You can view the saved outputs state by providing the input values, for which an experiment has already been run.

Working with the experiment's input values

Each experiment contains the saved set of the default input values. You can modify the values as necessary and save them as the new default values.

To modify the experiment's default input values
  1. In the Inputs section of the experiment, provide the input values. The  Save inputs button on the experiment toolbar will become active.
  2. Click the  Save inputs button. The input values will be saved and used as the new default values for the experiment.

If the input values that you have provided differ from the experiment's default values, you can discard the changes thus reverting the input values to their default state.

To discard changes in the experiment's input values
  1. Click the  Discard changes button. The input values will be reverted to their default state.

Managing experiments

To create a new experiment
  1. Click the button in the model version node. The New experiment dialog box opens:

  2. Type the name of the experiment in the Experiment name field.
  3. Choose the experiment type from the Experiment type drop-down list. AnyLogic Cloud currently supports the following experiments:
  4. Click the Add button. The created experiment will appear as the topmost item under the corresponding model version.

To rename an experiment

  1. Expand the model version node containing the experiment you want to rename.
  2. Click the icon in the experiment item. The pencil icon will change to .

    The name of the experiment will become editable. The experiment dashboard will also switch to editing mode.

  3. Type the name of the experiment in the text field and click the  icon to apply your changes.

To delete an experiment

  1. Expand the model version node containing the experiment you want to delete.
  2. Click the icon in the corresponding experiment item.

    The experiment will be deleted. A notification message will appear in the top right corner of the screen confirming the successful deletion. You can restore the deleted experiment if necessary by clicking the Restore button in the notification message: