Getting started

SocLab is a pure Java application under GPL licence.


SocLab needs a Java Virtual Machine (jvm) to be launched.
Latest version of Sun JVM can be found here.
1Gb of RAM is the minimum to run SocLab properly.

Installation & Start up

  1. Get the last version of SocLab here.
  2. Extract the zipped archive into the folder of your choice.
  3. Once in the SocLab folder, run the script according to your operating system to launch SocLab:
    1. for MS windows users, run the script_soclab_windows.bat batch file
    2. for Mac or *nix users, run the file.
  4. That’s pretty much it !

Files format and extensions

SocLab Models are denoted with the .org file extension.
Simulation results are written in .xls  files (MS Excel format).
Synthesis files are text files (.txt).
Screen Captures are PNG format pictures (.png).
Reports are rich text format (.rtf) files.


Create a folder for each model so that results, reports and other SocLab outputs won’t mess with the others.

Increase or decrease the amount of memory allocated to SocLab by editing the script files:

java -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m [.....]

replace both -Xms and -Xmx arguments by the amount of memory (in Mb) you want to allow.