A major RDCEP goal is to increase both the quality and transparency of integrated assessment modeling by providing open source modeling tools that incorporate the most modern computational methods. We coined the name CIM-EARTH Framework (Community Integrated Model for Energy and Resource Trajectories for Humankind) to denote the environment for economic modeling and simulation that we aim to produce.
The AMPL-Source CIM-EARTH Framework (ASCEF) is a first prototype version of the CIM-EARTH framework. ASCEF is written in AMPL, a modeling language that requires licenses to install and solve problems of realistic sizes. To facilitate adoption and the integration of advanced data processing and analysis services, we launched an effort to move the implementation from AMPL to C++ and to adopt standard input and output formats. The result is what we call the Open-Source CIM-EARTH Framework (OSCEF).
Download the latest version of ASCEF from our repository: https://svn.ci.uchicago.edu/svn/rdcep-public/ascef/
Questions? Email us at <rdcep-support _at_ ci.uchicago.edu>