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An evaluator is used in a definition of a model. If a model could be seen as a black box that returns output values given the input values, an evaluator is actually the content of such a black box. Thus, an evaluator is a low-level definition of the functional relation between the inputs and outputs of a model.

Such relation can be either be defined by explicit functional relations, in the form of functions or script (using a Matlab script or function), or very complicated, implicit relations, that can be obtained only by the solution of complex finite element model in external third party solvers.

Scripts and function can be defined in an evaluator using a Mio, while a connection to a third part solver is realized by creating a Connector.

Tutorials and examples

The following tutorials include the description & use of Evaluators: