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Gekko Simulation Software

Solving and analyzing large-scale economic models

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Gekko Simulation Software is a free time-series oriented software package for solving and analyzing large-scale economic models. Since 2009, Gekko is being used by Danish ministeries, banks, interest groups and universities, for the simulation of economic and energy-related models. The software runs under Windows (.NET), and is open source (GNU GPL)

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  • Timeseries-oriented software.
  • Flexible data banks: annual, quarters and months
  • Dynamically loaded and compiled models
  • Gauss and Newton solvers, with ordering and feedback logic. Fair-Taylor solver for forward-looking models.
  • Any number of simultaneous goals/means possible
  • In-built equation browser, with variable list
  • Decomposition of changes in equations.
  • Double precision, and missing values handled consistently
  • Expressions accepted anywhere: in print, plot, etc.
  • Strict language syntax (via in-built ANTLR parser), with loops, conditionals etc. (more of this to come).
  • Graphics by means of embedded gnuplot
  • Tabelling and menu system, outputting in text, html or Excel
  • Read/write from Excel or other spreadsheets.
  • Used by the following Danish organizations: Statistics Denmark, Ministry of Finance, Danish Energy Agency, Risoe DTU. Models: ADAM, EMMA.
  • Easy installation by means of Windows installer
  • Open source. No licenses to compilers etc. -- everything used is C#/.NET (+ gnuplot and 7zip), so everything is open-source, and therefore free of charge.


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Intended Audience

Education, Financial and Insurance Industry, Government

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Win32 (MS Windows)

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