GLEAMviz Simulator Client v5

GLEAMviz Simulator Client v5

Setting up the GLEAMviz Simulator v5 Client

The GLEAMviz Simulator is a desktop application, meaning that in order to use it you will need to install the application on your computer. The software is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

To install the client, download the application installer for your operating system:

Windows: GLEAMviz-5.1-windows-installer.exe

Mac OSX:

Linux 64 bit:

Linux 32 bit:

then run the installer and the GLEAMviz Simulator will be ready to use in a while. (Linux users might have to set the executable permission on the installer file and/or run it from the terminal, depending on the OS distribution configuration).

Please note that according to your security settings you might need to explicitly allow the execution of the installer.


You can download the application manuals at the following link:

To learn more on how to get started: watch a ten minute tutorial on how to set up your first simulation and get a first introduction on the things you can do with GLEAMviz. The tutorial illustrates the basic operations needed to create a compartmental model, define the initial conditions of the simulation, manage the simulation files and visualize the results. Operations concerned with the export of data and setup configurations are also briefly covered. Note that this tutorial uses an older version of the software, with a slightly different user interface.

Conditions of use

All material obtained directly from the simulation products of the GLEAMviz Simulator, or further processed, can be published provided the appropriate credit to the website of the project ( and the following publications:

The GLEAMviz computational tool, a publicly available software to explore realistic epidemic spreading scenarios at the global scale.
W. Van den Broeck, C. Gioannini, B. Gonçalves, M. Quaggiotto, V. Colizza, A. Vespignani. BMC Infectious Diseases 11, 37 (2011).

Seasonal transmission potential and activity peaks of the new influenza A(H1N1): a Monte Carlo likelihood analysis based on human mobility.
D. Balcan, H. Hu, B. Goncalves, P. Bajardi, C. Poletto, J. J. Ramasco, D. Paolotti, N. Perra, M. Tizzoni, W. Van den Broeck, V. Colizza, A. Vespignani. BMC Medicine 7, 45 (2009).

Previous version of the software

To install the former release of the GLEAMviz Simulator client (version 4.2) on a Mac or Windows desktop you first need to install the latest Adobe AIR runtime, and then run the GLEAMviz installer.

On a Linux desktop (64 bit) you first need to install the Adobe AIR v2 runtime, and then run the GLEAMviz for Linux installer.

Please note that this version is not being developed anymore and will be dismissed in the next future.


GLEAM in Action