With the aim to facilitate researchers in the epidemiology area to
build model equations for linear or quadratic epidemiological models,
we present epiModel, a code developed in Mathematica capable to
generate automatically the system of differential equations and its
parameters from a short and easy description of the model contained in
a text file. epiModel consists of three files: - ModelDefinition. This file is where the user describes the characteristics of the model using a simple syntax.
- epiModel. This file contains the code that enable the transformation of the data model in ModelDefinition into a system of differential equations.
- ModelBuilder.nb. This is a Mathematica file that loads the files ModelDefinition and epiModel and execute them in order to generate two new files:
- Model.data with the system of differential equations and
- parameters.data with a list of all the model parameters.
epiModel has been described in: Juan-C. Cortés, Almudena Sánchez-Sánchez, Francisco-J. Santonja, Rafael-J. Villanueva, epiModel: A system to build automatically systems of differential equations of compartmental type-epidemiological models, published in Computers in Biology and Medicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2011.06.018 Sugestion, comments, etc., September 2011 |