Meta Accounts

A meta account can be thought of as an account that sums one or more accounts. Meta accounts are useful because they can summarize the results of many other accounts in one step. The input account values can be multiplied by a scaling factor and summed. Although meta accounts perform somewhat the same function as a series of duplicate accounts, their syntax is simpler and they have a slight performance advantage.

control.addMetaAccount(
    "summary.habitat.area",
     "patch.marten.habitat.750_1000.area",
     "patch.marten.habitat.1000_3000.area",
     "patch.marten.habitat.3000_5000.area",
     1,1,1);