A package to build metabolic models
modelbase is a python package to help you build and analyze dynamic mathematical models of biological systems. It has originally been designed for the simulation of metabolic systems, but can be used for virtually any processes, in which some substances get converted into others.
modelbase incorporates an easy construction method to define 'reactions'. A rate law and the stoichiometry need to be specified, and the system of differential equations is assembled automatically.
modelbase allows 'algebraic modules', which are useful to implement rapid equilibrium or quasi steady-state approximations. In the simplest instance, they allow easy incorporation of conserved quantities.
modelbase also allows a simple construction of isotope-specific models. This class contains a constructor method that automatically construct all isotope specific versions of a particular reaction. Very cool - check it out!
Versions 1.0 and 0.4.0 introduced changes not compatible with the previous official release 0.2.5. API changes are summarised in this notebook
Version 0.4.5 was the prior stable version
Version 0.2.5 is the official release for the submission of the mansucript "Building mathematical models of biological systems with modelbase, a Python package for semi-automatic ODE assembly and construction of isotope-specific models" to the Journal of Open Research Software.
See changelog.md for details on changes of earlier versions.
pip install modelbase
To enable assimulo support, either conda install the package
conda install -c conda-forge assimulo # or conda install -c chria assimulo
or build sundials from source using our installation guide.
The official documentation is hosted on ReadTheDocs.
Issues and support
If you experience issues using the software please contact us through our issues page.
Contributing to modelbase
All contributions, bug reports, bug fixes, documentation improvements, enhancements and ideas are welcome. See our contribution guide for more information.
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