WebSimulator Editor

Context & Overview

  • The process of publishing an existing Bayesian network model starts with the WebSimulator Editor in BayesiaLab.
  • The WebSimulator Editor allows you to configure the to-be-published model within BayesiaLab.
  • Once you save these settings with your Bayesian network file, you can upload and publish it via the WebSimulator Administration Page.

WebSimulator Editor Guide — Preparing Your Model

  • In BayesiaLab, you open the WebSimulator Editor by selecting Main Menu > Tools > WebSimulator Editor.
  • The WebSimulator Editor is available both in the Modeling Mode and the Validation Mode.
  • To configure a WebSimulator or an Adaptive Questionnaire, you need to go through each tab of the WebSimulator Editor as described in the following sections:
    1. 1.
      Simulator, to define the general settings of the WebSimulator.
    2. 2.
      Inputs to define the interface for end-user input.
    3. 3.
      Outputs specify how the outputs will be shown to the end-user.
  • The configurations of each tab are automatically associated with your Bayesian network model.
  • As you save your model, these settings are automatically recorded in the same XBL file.
    • Whenever you reopen your Bayesian network model, you can return to the WebSimulator settings and modify them as necessary.
    • BayesiaLab indicates the presence of a WebSimulator configuration with the WebSimulator indicator icon
      in the bottom-right corner of the main window.
  • Once you have saved your fully configured model as an XBL file, you can leave BayesiaLab and proceed to the WebSimulator Administration Page to upload and publish your model.

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