3.1. Main Menu¶
The Main Menu, located at the top of the program window, allows access to all program actions, functions, and settings. The menu is currently sub-divided into three sections:
The Commands menu holds the majority of available actions and program functions related to running of one or more simulations. The options are as follows:
|Load Random Numbers:|
|Allows the random numbers incorporated into the REvoSim binary to be overridden with a custom file. See Custom Random Numbers.|
|Run …. Reseed with known:|
|These options are provided as alternatives to the buttons on the top toolbar of the GUI.See Main Toolbar.|
|Go slow:||This option slows the simulation to allow environmental changes and the visualisation in the population view to be viewed more clearly. It achieves this by adding a 30ms delay to every iteration.|
|Save:||This saves the current state of the REvoSim simulation, allowing it to be loaded later, including the masks, organisms, and all settings. This is saved as a binary file to allow the minimum file size possible.|
|Load:||This loads the above REvoSim file.|
|Save settings:||This saves the settings of REvoSim in a given state. This includes all user-defined variables, but nothing else. These are saved as a human-readable XML file.|
|Load settings:||Loads a settings file.|
|Count peak:||This is provided to help the user understand the fitness landscape of their run (albeit in simple terms). See Count peaks.|
The Tools menu allows access to the built-in dockable widgets (called ‘Docks’) which alter or extend the core program functions. This includes the main simulation settings dock, described in Configuring your Organisms, Setting up the Simulation and Configuring your Outputs, and the genome comparison dock (Genome comparison dock).
The Help menu contains links to useful program information, the Palaeoware code repository, and the REvoSim documentation.