[Santa-rosa-pm] Modeling synthetic biological software approaches
mcglk at artlogix.net
Wed Oct 31 15:04:45 PDT 2007
| Regardless of what language we use fundamentally I think we have agreed that
| this is a constraints based algorithm that should be used to model how cells
Oh, no, I agree perfectly with that. Life itself is more or less a constraint
minimization issue, after all---everything free to work within the limitations
of their nature, or adaptation or death must occur.
I was also doing some thinking about your bottle-cap-forming cell problem, and
another computer language possibility occurred to me: breve. In breve, you
define the behaviors of agents in a 3D space, and creating visualizations of
those is relatively easy. It should be people to create constraint-based
simulations for each object on multiple levels (genomic, cellular, etc.). You
can check that out at
One nice thing about breve is that it's easier than Haskell, and getting a
visual of what's going on is also a lot easier as well.
It's open-source, and available for Linux, OS X and Windows.
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