Specifications and Requirements
- Processor: 80486+ PC
- Memory: 16 MB (More memory will speed up program execution)
- Operating System: Any 32 bit Windows operating system, including
Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT (version 4.0 or higher), Windows
2000, Windows ME, Windows XP. It has also been reported that EUGene runs just fine using the open source "wine" windows emulator on Linux (specifically reported on Ubuntu 7.10).
- Disk Space: Full install: 200 MB (200 MB for final installed
program and all data files plus 90 MB temporary space for downloaded setup
- Notes: Any system meeting the above requirements should perform
acceptably when used to output data previously calculated by EUGene.
However, new calculations are best performed on a fast PC. In particular,
the recalculation of risk scores is not recommended except on the fastest
systems, as their original generation took approximately 6 months on two 200 MHz Pentium
Pros running Windows NT (which was current during program development).
EUGene was written using the Borland/CodeGear Delphi language (v1.0 through
6, 2005, and 2007).
The program consists of over 35,000 lines of computer code split into over
40 units, and multiple Windows forms. The final executable file is about
1.5 Megabytes. Source code is distributed with the program.
Distribution is from Professor D. Scott Bennett, The Pennsylvania State
University, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a 200 MHz Pentium Pro PC running Windows NT 4.0, EUGene takes
approximately the following time to perform specific functions:
- 5 seconds to calculate COW National Capabilities Index
- 24 minutes to calculate tau-b scores
- 20 minutes to compute expected utility according to War Trap
- About 180 days (yes, days) to compute complete risk attitude scores with
typical genetic algorithm settings (as the number of countries in the system
grows, computing risk data takes exponentially longer; for a single year
in the mid-1970s such calculations takes 2-3 days, while a computation in the
1980s takes 8-9 days;
- 20 minutes to compute expected utility according to War and Reason
procedures (can only be done after risk scores are generated)
- 30-45 minutes to write output data on all dyads, 1816-1993, outputting
ccode, year, capabilities, risk, and expected utility. If you output data
while specifying backwards induction to generate expected utility equilibria,
output will take approximately ½ hour longer than when using the logical
conditions. In addition, adding more variables will slow the total time
to output the data set.
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