On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Lucian Smith <lpsm...@spod-central.org> wrote:
> * Maxwell Neal <mn...@u.washington.edu> [2011-10-21 22:03] writes:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I was wondering - can CellML models have nested components?  That is, are 
>> there instances where some model component is a component in another model 
>> component?
>> Thanks,
>
> Yes--this is covered by the concept of encapsulation.  See
> http://www.cellml.org/getting-started/tutorials/tutorial/best_practice/#grouping
> for more detail, but basically you set up a whole tree of nested
> components, and this nesting determines the rules for how you can connect
> the variables in those components.
>
> Also, an imported component from another file that encapsulates other
> components brings those components (and corresponding connections) with
> it in the import.
>
> Is that a reasonable summary, list denizens?

yep, I think that summarises it nicely. Importing along with
encapsulation allows the definition of models where some components
are components from another model.


Cheers,
Andre.
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