Virtual Laboratory Environment

Version 2.0.2

A Modeling & Simulation Environment


RVLE, is a R Package, to call VLE’s API from R. This package allows to open packages, to read VPZ, assign experimental conditions to the models, call the simulator, build experimental frames and capture result of simulation into matrix or dataframe.



The binary package provided only work with R 3.5 or greater.

  • Download R and install it. You have to use the 32 bits application R i386.
  • install vle
  • add an environment variable VLE_HOME with value c:\users\login\vle (replace login with your own login name). The directory must exist before launching application.
  • install the R Package RUnit from the CRAN:
  • Download RVLE.
  • install rvle by choosing into the menu install packages from local zip file.


You can get source code of RVLE from the Git repository or using the tar ball release.

git clone
cd rvle
git checkout -b master-2.0 origin/master-2.0

Or by wget/curl:

  • install R
  • install package RUnit
  • read the README.rst file at the root of the directory (rvle)

    cd rvle/
    cd ..
    R CMD INSTALL rvle


Documentation is included into the R package.


A simple example of the basic API usage:

f <-"test_simulation.vpz", pkg="test_port")
result <-
checkEquals(class(result$view), "data.frame")
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