Chaste: A test-driven approach to software development for biological modelling

Published: 01-12-2009| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ng44pr8vp6.1
Joe Pitt-Francis,
Pras Pathmanathan,
Miguel O. Bernabeu,
Rafel Bordas,
Jonathan Cooper,
Alexander G. Fletcher,
Gary R. Mirams,
Philip Murray,
James M. Osborne,
Alex Walter,
S. Jon Chapman,
Alan Garny,
Ingeborg M.M. van Leeuwen,
Philip K. Maini,
Blanca Rodríguez,
Sarah L. Waters,
Jonathan P. Whiteley,
Helen M. Byrne,
David J. Gavaghan


This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018) Abstract Chaste (‘Cancer, heart and soft-tissue environment’) is a software library and a set of test suites for computational simulations in the domain of biology. Current functionality has arisen from modelling in the fields of cancer, cardiac physiology and soft-tissue mechanics. It is released under the LGPL 2.1 licence. Chaste has been developed using agile programming methods. The project began in 2005 when it was reasoned that the modelling of a variety of physiological phenomena required both... Title of program: Chaste Catalogue Id: AEFD_v1_0 Nature of problem Chaste may be used for solving coupled ODE and PDE systems arising from modelling biological systems. Use of Chaste in two application areas are described in this paper: cardiac electrophysiology and intestinal crypt dynamics. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEFD_v1_0; Chaste; 10.1016/j.cpc.2009.07.019