The simplest usage of BRAHMS is to compute Systems you design and build out of pre-built Process Components. This section of the User Guide will take you through building a System using Standard Library components.

Approaches to building Systems

Systems are represented in BRAHMS by SystemML files, XML files containing, essentially, a list of Processes and a list of Links between them. In future, somebody may author a GUI tool for building Systems (this would look a bit like Simulink, probably). Currently, though, no such tool exists, and attempting to author SystemML files in a text editor is not recommended (though it is certainly possible for smaller systems).

The recommended approach, therefore, is to use the provided SystemML Matlab Bindings, part of the SystemML Toolbox. These provide intuitive access to a SystemML file from the Matlab prompt. This is the approach used in this section of the User Guide.