# How to Use Mathematical and Statistical Models

General pedagogical considerations about using any type of model.

Technical considerations related to using different modeling environments specifically with mathematical and statistical models are outlined in each link below. These include tutorials on using the software, hardware considerations, and links to specific geoscience examples that use the respective modeling environments.

- Spreadsheets with a focus on Excel.
- Online interactive models based on either Java or Macromedia/Flash technology
- Stella II modeling environment.