We review recent progress in computational methods for studying the dynamical evolution of large star clusters. After describing some highlights of a new comparison of different models, including N-body models, we mention in detail recent developments in three codes which allow models with anisotropic distributions of velocity to be studied: (i) a Fokker-Planck code using finite differences, (ii) a Monte Carlo code and (iii) a gaseous model code.
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- 6 pages, postscript, etc., also available at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/people/douglas/preprints.html To appear in Andersen J., ed, Highlights of Astronomy Vol. 11. Kluwer, Dordrecht. Pagination differs from that in published version