OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

GENERAL CONTROLS

INFOBAR
The tabs at the top of the screen allow you to access the Introduction, Notebook, Assignments, Glossary, and Help. These tabs will lead you to information and tools that are outside the applet itself.


NOTEBOOK
As you run experiments, form hypothoses and test them, you should keep notes on your theories and findings in the DemographyLab notebook. You may access the notebook at any time from the Infobar. The notebook will open up in a separate window.

INPUT SCREEN

INPUT CONTROLS
Input buttons allow you to change variable information to allow you to make comparisons between many different hypothetical demographic situations. Clicking on any of the input buttons in the Control Panel will bring up the controls for that variable in the right hand panel.


USING THE SLIDERS
There are different tools used to change the variables and information each time you run a new experiment.


RUNNING THE SIMULATION
When you have finished selecting all your desired parameters, use the Years Popup to select the length of the study, then click Run to run the simulation.

OUTPUT SCREEN

OVERVIEW


RESULTS
Results are given automatically after the Run button is clicked and an experiment is completed. The results are presented in various forms which can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate tab near the top of the screen:


EXPORTING DATA
Data and images can be exported, or transferred, from the results pages to the Notebook or to an HTML page.


RETURN TO LAB
This button allows you to return to the input screen, where you may choose another population to study and/or change the input parameters to run another simulation.