ModelMate

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Screenshot of the main ModelMate window.

Screenshot of the main ModelMate window.

ModelMate is a graphical user interface (GUI) designed to facilitate model analysis by software applications that invoke model simulations as external processes. This version of Model Mate supports one model-analysis program, UCODE, and one model software program, MODFLOW-2005. ModelMate can be used to prepare input files for UCODE_2005 or UCODE_2014 (UCODE), run UCODE, and display analysis results. ModelMate stores data to define parameters, observations, predictions, prior information, derived parameters, and various settings to control UCODE execution.  A link to the GW_Chart graphing program facilitates visual interpretation of results. ModelMate includes capabilities for organizing directories used with the parallel-processing capabilities of UCODE and for maintaining files in those directories to be identical to a set of files in a master directory. The interface itself can be configured to allow users to define attributes of parameters, observations, predictions, and prior-information items either by groups or by individual items and to generate UCODE input accordingly. ModelMate can be used on its own or in conjunction with ModelMuse, a graphical user interface for MODFLOW-2005.  Model Mate is designed to be enhanced to support other model-analysis software and other simulation-model software.

Banta, E.R., 2011, ModelMate—A graphical user interface for model analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 6–E4, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm6E4