# MetaWards.utils¶

These are utility functions that are used by the top-level MetaWards package to run a model. The functions are heavily inspired by the C functions from the original program.

The functions divide into four main types, the key functions of which are described below;

Setting up the network
Performing a model run
Extracting data from each iteration
• extract()

Performing multiple model runs in parallel

All of the above functions (and the many others in metawards.utils) are described in more detail here;