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modeFRONTIER 4 User Manual

Table of Contents 1. Installation and Unistallation Procedure on WINDOWS 2000/XP/Vista


1.1. Installation Procedure on Windows 1.2. Uninstallation Procedure on Windows 1.3. How to Access a modeFRONTIER Server Installation from a Remote Thin Client 2. Installation and Uninstallation Procedure on Linux/Unix 2.1. Installation Procedure on Linux/Unix 2.1.1. Graphical Wizard Installation Mode 2.1.2. Textual Wizard Installation Mode 2.2. Uninstallation Procedure on Linux/Unix 2.2.1. 2.2.2. 2.2.3. 2.2.4. 3. Licensing Policy 3.1. The License File 3.2. Setting Up The Licensing Process 3.3. Starting the License Manager onWINDOWS 3.4. Starting the License Manager on UNIX 4. The Workflow 4.1. The Node Library Toolbar and the Workflow Nodes Panel

Uninstallation Uninstallation Uninstallation Uninstallation

in Graphical Wizard Mode Using uninstall.sh in Textual Wizard Mode Using uninstall.sh in Graphical Wizard Mode Using install.sh in Textual Wizard Mode Using install.sh


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4.2. The Workflow Canvas 4.2.1. Working with Nodes Changing the Appearance of Nodes Operations on Nodes 4.2.2. Working with Links Changing the Appearance of Links Manually Imposing the Route for Links Moving the Link Labels Operations on Links

4.2.3. Working with Labels Changing the Appearance of Labels Operations on Labels 4.3. 4.4. 4.5. 4.6. Working with Subsystems The Logic Log The Summary Panels The Workflow Project Properties 4.6.1. 4.6.2. 4.6.3. 4.6.4. 4.6.5. 4.6.6. The The The The The The Project's General Properties Panel Project's Fonts Properties Panel Project's Colors Properties Panel Nodes Graphic Properties Panel Links Graphic Properties Panel Labels Graphic Properties Panel

5. Build A Simple Workflow 5.1. The Simple Workflow Pattern 5.2. Building The Process Flow 5.3. Create The Application's Script 5.4. The Data Flow 5.5. The Template Input 5.6. Mining the Output Variables from The Output Files 5.7. Defining The Goals 5.8. The DOE and The Scheduler Nodes Set Up 6. Workflow Patterns 6.1. The Serial Applications Pattern 6.1.1. The Workflow Pattern

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6.1.2. Connections Options 6.1.3. The Transfer File Node 6.2. The Parallel Applications Pattern 6.3. The Conditional Pattern 6.3.1. The Logic If Pattern 6.3.2. The Logic Switch Pattern 7. The Logic Nodes 7.1. The DOE Node 7.1.1. The DOE Node Properties Dialog 7.1.2. The DOE Node Actions 7.2. Scheduler Node 7.2.1. The Scheduler Node Properties Dialog 7.2.2. Scheduler Run Time Options The Run Options The RSM Options The MORDO Options 7.3. The Logic End and The Logic Failed Nodes 8. The Input/Output Variable Nodes 8.1. The Input Variable Node 8.1.1. Adding Multiple Input Variables 8.2. The Vector Input Variable Node 8.3. The Output Variable Node 8.4. The Vector Output Variable Node 8.5. The Buffer Nodes 8.6. The Transfer Variable Nodes 9. The Goal Nodes 9.1. The Objective Node 9.2. The Objective Target Node 9.3. The Objective Gradient Node 9.4. The Vector Objective Node 9.5. The Constraint Node 9.6. Constraint Gradient Node 9.7. The Vector Constraint Node

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9.7.1. Adding Convex Hull Constraints 9.8. The Utility Node 10. The Integration Nodes 11. Design of Experiments (DoE) 11.1. 11.2. 11.3. 11.4. Space Fillers Robustness and Reliability Statistical Designs Optimal Designs

12. Optimizers and Schedulers 12.1. Schedulers 12.2. The Random Sequence 13. Running The Project 13.1. Start The Project 13.2. The Run Logs Panel 13.3. The Logs Browser 13.4. The Run File System 13.5. The Process Log Table 14. Design Space 14.1. Designs Space Panel 14.1.1. Desktop 14.1.2. Explorer 14.1.3. Categories 14.1.4. Properties 14.1.5. Tables and Charts 14.1.6. Actions Log 14.1.7. Report Tool 14.2. Tables 14.2.1. Designs Table 14.2.2. DOE Table 14.2.3. Robust Designs Table 14.2.4. Table Creation Tool 14.2.5. Import and Export Designs 14.2.6. Edit Columns and Add, Edit, Remove Designs 14.2.7. Designs Selection 14.2.8. Find Dialog

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14.3. Design Space Charts 15. Response Surface Methodology (RSM) or Metamodeling 15.1. Single RSM Tool 15.2. Multiple RSM Tool 15.3. RSM Browse 15.4. Classical Models 15.5. Statistical Models 15.6. Advanced Models 15.7. Export a synthetic model 15.8. Chauvenet Criterion 16. Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) 16.1. Create MCDM 16.1.1. MCDM Setup panel 16.1.2. MCDM Attributes panel 16.1.3. MCDM Designs panel 16.1.4. MCDM algorithm panel 16.2. MCDM Available Algorithms 16.2.1. MCDM Linear Algorithm 16.2.2. MCDM GA Algorithm 16.2.3. Hurwicz criterion 16.2.4. Savage Minimax Regret criterion 16.3. MCDM Utility 17. Multivariate Data Analysis 17.1. Self Organizing Maps (SOM) 17.1.1. Create tool 17.1.2. SOM Browse 17.2. Hierarchical Clustering (Dendrogram) tool 17.2.1. Perform Hierarchical Clustering tool 17.2.2. Hierarchical Clustering Browse 17.3. Partitive Clustering tool (k-Means) 17.3.1. Perform Partitive Clustering tool 17.3.2. K-Means Clustering Browse 17.4. Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

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17.4.1. Create tool 17.4.2. PCA Browse 17.5. Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) 17.5.1. Create tool 17.5.2. MDS Browse 18. Robust Design Optimization (MORDO) 18.1. Introduction 18.2. The Problem Definition 18.2.1. The Objective Function 18.2.2. The Project Definition 18.2.3. Define The Stochastic Input Variables 18.2.4. The MORDO Project 18.3. The Assessment Of The MORDO Results 18.3.1. The Designs Tables 18.3.2. Scatter Chart on the DOE Table 18.3.3. Scatter Chart on the Designs Table 18.3.4. Scatter Chart on the Robust Designs Table 18.3.5. Mean vs. Standard Deviation 18.3.6. Scatter Chart of the Input Variables 19. Data Wizard Tutorial 19.1. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 1 19.2. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 2 19.3. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 3 19.4. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 4 19.5. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 5 19.6. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 6 19.7. Data Wizard Tutorial - Step 7 20. Workflow Creation Wizard 20.1. A simple workflow 20.2. A workflow with Input And Output Files 20.3. Vector and Template nodes A. The Preferences A.1. The General Preferences

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A.2. The Project Preferences A.3. The Workflow Preferences A.4. The External Applications Preferences A.5. The Design Space Preferences A.6. The Charts Preferences A.7. The Run Preferences B. The Helper Database Editor C. The User Expressions C.1. The Expression Editor C.2. The Operators And Functions D. Statistical Distributions D.1. Beta Distribution D.2. Cauchy Distribution D.3. Chi Square Distribution D.4. Exponential Distribution D.5. Gamma Distribution D.6. Logistic Distribution D.7. Lognormal Distribution D.8. Normal Distribution D.9. Student Distribution D.10. Uniform Distribution D.11. Weibull Distribution E. Number Format Legal Syntax F. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Glossary Top Next ESTECO S.r.l.