Valuable mathematical equations have developed within biology and other sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.) that model various processes, but the complexity of the equations are not easily understood by students, scientists, and those with limited knowledge of the subject area. Simulation software used to visually explain a model is normally proprietary to the specific model equations and cannot be easily adapted to new models by non-programmers. Simulation software needs to be modular and based upon web technologies so that the software can be run on multiple platforms. The NLX simulation software is a group of Java-based objects that can be combined with any model equations to create interactive HTML simulation pages rapidly. No simple interface exists to build simulation pages with the software. The goal of the project is to create a tool by which biologists or any scientist, instructor, or general user, could convert an abstract mathematical model into a visually comprehensible and interactive simulation using NLX. The project succeeds in providing a graphical user interface for the NLX software that opens the technology to users that have a limited coding background, as well as providing users with assistance in understanding the behavior of complex mathematical models.
J. Mailen Kootsey
Ronald L. Carter
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Biology -- Mathematical models -- software; Biological models -- Data processing; Computer software -- Development; World Wide Web (Information retrieval system).
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Siriphongs, Daniel Chai, "Development of Web Tools for NLX Simulation Software" (2004). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 779.
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