Deploying an ABCE simulation on-line

Prepare your simulation to be displayed on the web

In order for your simulation to be able to be run on the web it must be running in the web browser. for this you need to add @gui(...) before the main function. Further @gui needs to be switched to serve:


title = "Computational Complete Economy Model on Climate Gas Reduction"
text = """ This simulation simulates climate change

parameters = OrderedDict({'wage_stickiness': (0, 0.5, 1.0),
                                     'price_stickiness': (0, 0.5, 1.0),
                                     'network_weight_stickiness': (0, 0.5, 1.0),
                                     'carbon_tax': (0, 50.0, 80.0),
                                     'tax_change_time': 100,
                                     'rounds': 200})

@gui(parameters, text=text, title=title, serve=True)
def main(simulation_parameters):

    simulation = Simulation(processes=1)

    #simulation.graphs() This must be commented out or deleted

if __name__ == '__main__':

It is important to note that the main() function is not called, when is imported! if __name__ == '__main__':, means that it is not called when is imported. you can also simply delete the call of main().

@gui is the part that generates the web application and runs it. serve must be set to True in @gui(simulation_parameters, text=text, title=title, serve=True)

The easiest way to get your code to the server is via github. For this follow the following instructions. Push the simulation to github. If you are unsure what git and github is, refer to this `<>`_. If your code is not yet a git repository change in your directory:

git init
git add --all
git commit -m"initial commit"

Go to github sign up and create a new repository. It will than display you instruction how to push an existing repository from the command line your, they will look like this:

git remote add origin
git push -u origin master

Deploy you ABCE simulation on amazon ec2 or your own Ubuntu server

create an amazon ec2 instance following `Amazon's tutorial here<>`_

make sure that in step 7b, configure the security groups, such that you have a HTTP access. This setting allows access to port 80 (HTTP) from anywhere, and ssh access only from your IP address.


then from the console ssh into your account

ssh -i amazoninstanceweb2py.pem

Install the server software and ABCE requirements:

sudo pip3 install abce

copy or clone your ABCE simulation into the ~/myproject directory the easiest way is to use a git repository, but you can also use scp:

git clone

start simulation with nohup:

cd myproject

nohup sudo python3 &
tail -f nohup.out

The last line displays the logging messages.

If something does not work delete all files and directories that have root as user. (find them with ll)