How to import your own ecosystem from a spreadsheet

Constructing an ecosystem model

There are many ways to construct an ecosystem model. The program uses models in the format of symmetric table from a spreadsheet. At the current time, the table must be saved as a csv file. To import from a .csv file, click Import and browse to select your .csv spreadsheet.

To create a .csv file from a spreadsheet (the most common format for a table you have created, such as in Excel), follow the instructions below:

Save As a comma delimited file (.csv)

If you use phrases, add double quotes around each of your phrases (make sure to adjust for column and row headers consistently - table must be symmetric)