INL News Release
April 3, 2017

Jennifer Eisenbeis, 208.524.2500,
Sarah Robertson, 208.520.1651,

Risk Analysis and Virtual Environment (RAVEN) now available for open-source access

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho National Laboratory recently released a new open-source software free to the public on the lab’s GitHub website. The Risk Analysis and Virtual Environment (RAVEN) framework will be available for collaboration with the public to refine and improve the functionality of the system, to join forces with other researchers to expand the feature set, and to give industry a powerful and useful tool to accelerate technological advances.

RAVEN offers a fully integrated working environment, providing everything engineers and scientists need to tackle challenging problems in an efficient and user-friendly fashion. RAVEN is a flexible and multipurpose statistical analysis framework that allows users to conveniently perform a variety of analysis, data mining and model optimization tasks. These operations are performed based on the response of complex physical models through advanced statistical sampling generation to achieve a high degree of realism and accuracy previously unattainable. RAVEN is a unique and powerful tool for risk analysis, offering capabilities not currently available in other software.

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