Tag Archives: Models

Is your model really ‘comprehensive’?

I’ve noticed more and more papers using the phrase “comprehensive model”. This phrase grates every time, and this post is about why. I thought this might just be me getting old and grumpy, so I plotted the mentions of the … Continue reading

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Hypotheses on hypotheses on …

(Subtitle: building on foundations of unknown shakiness?) In a lot of fields, a new mathematical model is constructed for each problem, and the model is an encoding of the quantitative rules of the hypothesis you are testing. The model is … Continue reading

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On the importance of curating models

Most cardiac action potential models are published in a machine-readable markup language called CellML. This is a very good thing, because it unambiguously describes the system of equations that makes up the model, allows people to exchange and use them … Continue reading

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