Analysis of ODE models with focus on model selection and parameter estimation.

*S-timator* is a Python library to analyse ODE-based models
(also known as *dynamic* or *kinetic* models). These models are often found
in many scientific fields, particularly in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and
Engineering.

Features include:

**A mini language used to describe models**: models can be input as plain text following a very simple and human-readable language.**Basic analysis**: numerical solution of ODE’s, parameter scanning.**Parameter estimation**and**model selection**: given experimental data in the form of time series and constrains on model operating ranges, built-in numerical optimizers can find parameter values and assist you in the experimental design for model selection.

*S-timator* is in an alpha stage: many new features will be available soon.

## Requirements

*S-timator* supports Python versions 2.6 and up, but support of 3.x is
coming soon.

*S-timator* depends on the “scientific python stack”. The **mandatory**
requirements for *S-timator* are the following libraries:

`Python (2.6 or 2.7)``numpy``scipy``matplotlib``pip`

One of the following “scientific python” distributions is recommended, **as they all provide
an easy installation of all requirements**:

- Anaconda (or Miniconda followed by the necessary
`conda install`’s) - Python (x,y)
- Enthought Canopy

The installation of these Python libraries is optional, but strongly recommended:

`sympy`: necessary to compute dynamic sensitivities, error estimates of parameters and other symbolic computations.`IPython`and all its dependencies: some*S-timator*examples are provided as IPython notebooks.`wxPython`: although*S-timator*is a python library meant to be used for scripting or in IPython*literate programming*interface, a simple GUI is included. This interface requires wxPython.

## Installation

After installing the required libraries, (`Python`, `numpy`, `scipy`,
`matplotlib` and `pip`) the easiest way to install *S-timator* is
with `pip`:

$ pip install stimator

The classical way also works, but is not recommended:

$ python setup.py install

## Basic use: solution of ODE models

This is a warm-up example that illustrates model description, ODE numerical solving and plotting:

from stimator import read_model, solve mdl = """# Example file for S-timator title Example 1 #reactions (with stoichiometry and rate) vin : -> x1 , rate = k1 v2 : x1 -> x2 , rate = k2 * x1 vout : x2 -> , rate = k3 * x2 #parameters and initial state k1 = 1 k2 = 2 k3 = 1 init: (x1=0, x2=0) #filter what you want to plot !! x1 x2""" m = read_model(mdl) print '========= model ========================================' print mdl print '--------------------------------------------------------' solve(m, tf=5.0).plot(show=True)

## Parameter estimation

Model parameter estimation, based on experimental time-course data
(run example `par_estimation_ex2.py`):

from stimator import read_model, readTCs, solve from stimator.deode import DeODEOptimizer mdl = """# Example file for S-timator title Example 2 vin : -> x1 , rate = k1 v2 : x1 -> x2 , rate = k2 * x1 vout : x2 -> , rate = k3 * x2 init : x1=0, x2=0 !! x2 find k1 in [0, 2] find k2 in [0, 2] find k3 in [0, 2] timecourse ex2data.txt generations = 200 # maximum generations for GA genomesize = 60 # population size in GA """ m1 = read_model(mdl) print mdl optSettings={'genomesize':60, 'generations':200} timecourses = readTCs(['ex2data.txt'], verbose=True) optimizer = DeODEOptimizer(m1,optSettings, timecourses) optimizer.run() best = optimizer.optimum print best.info() best.plot()

This produces the following output:

------------------------------------------------------- file .../examples/ex2data.txt: 11 time points, 2 variables Solving Example 2... 0 : 3.837737 1 : 3.466418 2 : 3.466418 ... (snip) 39 : 0.426056 refining last solution ... DONE! Too many generations with no improvement in 40 generations. best energy = 0.300713 best solution: [ 0.29399228 0.47824875 0.99081065] Optimization took 8.948 s (00m 08.948s) --- PARAMETERS ----------------------------- k3 0.293992 +- 0.0155329 k2 0.478249 +- 0.0202763 k1 0.990811 +- 0.0384208 --- OPTIMIZATION ----------------------------- Final Score 0.300713 generations 40 max generations 200 population size 60 Exit by Too many generations with no improvement --- TIME COURSES ----------------------------- Name Points Score ex2data.txt 11 0.300713

## Model selection (experimental design)

One of the examples included in *S-timator* solves an experimental design problem:
finding a feasible set of experimental conditions that lead to the clear selection between 2 models.

Run example `glyoxalase_discrim_2m.py`.

## Summary of road map

- Improve documentation
- I/O to other model description formats (SBML, etc)

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