Software for: Modelling the effects of environmental heterogeneity within the lung on the tuberculosis life-cycle

Published: 11 December 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/y64c95bghv.1
Contributor:
Michael Pitcher

Description

MetapopPy is a Python library designed to aid the creation of metapopulation-based models. TBMetapopPy extends this framework to create models that simulate a tuberculosis (TB) infection within the alveolar tissue of the lung and the associated lymphatics. Both libraries are divided into 3 sections: Environment (the terrain on which the simulation occurs - a metapopulation network of patches and edges, with each patch contain subpopulations and environmental attributes), Events (Gillespie Algorithm-based reactions which determine the dynamics of interactions between the subpopulation compartments and their environment) and Model (which joins the Environment with the Events).

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University of Saint Andrews

Categories

Lung, Tuberculosis, Metapopulation

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