Run the ACES Model

The Desktop model can be accessed by installing and running the model components on your device. This requires the use of Python, and a command line interface. If you wish to run ACES without installing, you can access the web-based ACES Cloud through our online server. Please select the option you are interested in to jump to that section.

ACES Desktop | ACES Cloud

How to Download ACES Desktop

To download ACES, you will need to set up Anaconda, access the model files, and create the modelling environment. Refer to the written instructions and video tutorial for a step-by-step process of how to set up the model based on the operating system for your device.

Installation instructions: Windows | MacOS

 

 

How to Run ACES Desktop

To run the ACES model, you will need to set up your configuration file to tell the model which files to run. You can run the model from your terminal using commands that will produce results files and a dashboard visualization for you to analyze. Refer to the written instructions and video tutorial for a step-by-step process of how to run the model based on the operating system for your device.

Refer to the ACES Documentation

 

 

How to Create and Run Scenarios

To run model scenarios, you can decide what parameters to change based on the questions you want to ask. Create your alternative scenarios by adjusting parameters in the model inputs, and run that database through the model to produce outputs and analyze model results. Refer to the written instructions and video tutorial for a step-by-step process of how to run model scenarios.

Refer to the ACES Documentation

 

ACES Cloud 

As an alternative to installing the model on your device, ACES can be run on a cloud application that eliminates the need for using Python and running command lines. To use this, you will need to upload your ACES model database to the cloud, and the ACES server will process the data and produce results for you to download and analyze.

Go to ACES Cloud.

 

 
 

ACES Desktop Files

This folder contains all the files and databases to run the full model using Python on your machine. Note you will require up to 16GB of RAM to run the full regional model (ACES-7D-6S.sqlite) from your device. Please see instructions on model installation.

Download ACES Desktop Folder

ACES Cloud Files

This folder contains all the databases to create your scenarios. You can upload the databases to the Cloud to run the model and download your results when they are ready.

Download ACES Cloud Folder

Go to the ACES Cloud

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