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"ns-2 build of 2009 is not actively maintained (and is not being accepted for journal publications)" This is a tough statement. Who decides what is accepted for journal publications? In fact, the majority of academic publications that refer to network simulations use ns-2, I have never seen any academic publication that was based on ns-3. I suggest to remove this statement, or possibly replace it by something like the following:
ns-2 build of 2009 is not actively maintained, but (in 2014) still the dominant simulation envrionemnt for simulations of communication protocols and networks in the academic world
- Adding to discussion, at site http://www.nsnam.org/support/faq/ns2-ns3/ is said "ns-2 is a popular discrete-event network simulator developed under several previous research grants and activities. It remains in active use and will continue to be maintained.", so the afirmation in this entry is wrong.
- And about ns3 be academic, this other site http://www.nsnam.org/overview/publications/ have a lot of academic publications, dating since 2010 (as I could see).
- --Wagner Macedo (talk) 04:21, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
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- nam lets user visualize the simulation after the simulation has been performed. NAM required NAM-specific traces to be captured during the simulation so that the simulation can be played back later. NAM does not let user create the network topology or set parameters for simulation elements visually. It is only useful visualizing the simulation after ns has executed. Babil (Golam Sarwar) (talk) 04:17, 26 May 2011 (UTC)