Journal Papers CoSBiLab LIME: a language interface for stochastic dynamical modelling in ecology


Abstract

We present a simple language tool, CoSBiLab LIME, for building ecosystem models for stochastic dynamic simulation. The LIME language allows the user to give a biologically intuitive model description in a narrative style. After performing static analysis on the model structure, the software tool translates the model description into the BlenX programming language for stochastic dynamical simulation. These features facilitate the analysis of parallel, multiple ecological interactions in metacommunities. The software tool thus allows ecologists with no programming background to perform quite complicated, process-algebra-based simulations.



Paper Details

Authors

O. Kahramanogullari,  J. Lynch,  F. Jordan

Publication

Environmental Modelling and Software, 26, , 685-687

Language

English
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