Nataf Jean-Michel
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, Madison, USA, 1995, p. 529-536

In this paper we review the basic concepts of the Neutral Model Format for component description, of the SPARK objet-based simulation environment, and present a translator from NMF to SPARK. The purpose of the above is to document the NMF claim that translation from NMF to any simulation environment is easy, and also get a feeling of the effort needed to obtain a workng translator. The translator presented handles most NMF constructs (equations, loops, sums, embedded controls) with the notable exception of events. Working examples of translator-generated code are then presented.