Any software, code or library can be as difficult as the authors choose to make it. This section attempts to smooth out the learning curve of the mSim tool.

To go through the tutorials we assume that users have basic knowledge of groundwater modeling. Familiarity with the finite element theory is not required but it won’t hurt either

mSim is written in Matlab, therefore, basic knowledge of Matlab interface and basic commands will make the learning process smoother. If Matlab terms such as arrays, structs, cells, functions, scripts, sound Greek, it is highly recommended to go through the Getting Started with MATLAB section first.

The tutorials are organized as follows: