NetLogo 5.0.1
for Windows

(without bundled Java)

April 12, 2012

Most Windows users should choose the NetLogo download with bundled Java, available from the main download page.

There are two reasons you might want to use the download on this page instead:

  1. You want a smaller download so it arrives faster and uses up less space on your hard drive.
  2. For specific technical reasons of your own, you want to run NetLogo using a different Java than the one we bundle.

If you think the download on this page might be appropriate for you, please read the following technical information.

Even if you already have Java installed on your computer, using that Java may make NetLogo run slowly.

For maximum performance, NetLogo uses a special option called the “server” VM. The default Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installer from Oracle does not install this option. It is only included in Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK).

If you are not a Java developer, then you probably have the JRE, not the JDK, and if you use it with NetLogo, models may run somewhat slower.

Download (64M)


  • Certain anti-virus software may cause a long pause (as much as a minute or longer) near the end of the download process.

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