The Workbench allows users to interact with the repository. It also allows for performing your modeling and simulation activities. In this video, Tom shows how to create an Analysis Tree and runs some NONMEM steps. Improve allows for running the steps locally or remote. A step contains all files relevant for a specific run. The tree documents your decision making process.
Analysis Trees contain a set of steps for your analysis. They graphically show your decision making on a specific analysis in a tree structure. The information highlighted in the tree is highly customizable. The data of all steps performed during your analysis is made available by the Run Records. They show the “who what when where and why” of your analysis and decisions.
For running an external tool, the user has the ability to create steps. Steps are special folders containing all files needed to perform a specific analysis. They are associated with a specific external tool instance and, of course, also trace the “who what when where and why” of your tool execution.
A step allows running an external tool locally or against a server, GRID or cloud. Tools like Perl, SAS, S-Plus, NONMEM, R, Matlab, Berkeley Madonna and many more may be utilized when using improve. Improve lets you monitor your output files while your external tool is being run.