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FRED Local User Guide

This document provides a guide to the installation and use of the FRED Local solution from Epistemix, part of the FRED Modeling Platform™.

With FRED installed locally via the Docker container:

  • You may run simulation jobs in a detached fashion or you may access the Docker container interactively via the shell.

  • You may use whatever text editors and tools you prefer on your host operating system to create and modify FRED program files.

  • You may navigate and process simulation results files via tools on your local operating system (for example, you may open and parse .CSV files via your own Python scripts or in a spreadsheet like Excel).

  • If you are familiar with managing and configuring Docker images and containers, you may alter this image to add additional tools (like your preferred text editors or python modules) to enhance your “interactive” sessions.

The FRED Docker image Epistemix provides and supports is based on the Ubuntu Linux LTS (Long Term Support) distribution. This image is known to run properly on macOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Microsoft Windows 10 with WSL 2 (The Windows Subsystem for Linux). Other host operating systems may be viable, though they have not been tested and are not recommended or supported by Epistemix at this time.

NOTE: This documentation assumes use of the bash shell for Linux / macOS environments; use of another shell is expected to be compatible but may require slight modifications to the commands shown in this document.

For general background on the FRED platform, please see the FRED Modeling Platform documentation. If you have questions about the company or are interested in speaking with our sales, recruiting, or other teams, please visit the Epistemix website.

This document provides installation and usage instructions for FRED Local product.