Component Guide 1: Overview; Atomic Components

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Overview

Nova models are constructed out of components, which are visual tokens that are placed on the Model Canvas.

To place a component on the model canvas:

  • Click the desired component on the component pallet; components are identified by their icons and tool tips that appear when the mouse hovers over a component.
  • Click on the model canvas at the location chosen for this component; do not drag the component from the component pallet.
  • When prompted, provide a component name (a default name will be provided if you choose not to provide one).

A new component requires two actions to integrate it into the model:

  • Connections must be made to components with which this component will interact; and
  • The new component must be programmed; in the simplest case, this involves providing a component equation that defines the value represented by this component. Specific programming tasks for each component type will be described below.