Among the philosophical premises of the International Futures (IFs) project is that the model cannot be a "black box" to users and be truly useful. Model users must be able to examine the structures of IFs in order (1) to have confidence in them, and (2) learn from them.
There is available (see topics under Understanding the Mode in the contents of this help system):
- Dominant Relations of the model structure
- Detailed diagrams of model structure
- Complete equations
- Documentation of data and data sources