Dear Weiwei Wang Thanks for your email. CellML is an exchange format for describing lumped parameter models - those that consist of systems of differential algebraic equations (DAEs). If your models of platelet aggregation consist only of DAEs, and not partial differential equations, then CellML should be able to represent them. CellML uses XML to structure the representation. This is primarily to facilitate computer processing and is not intended to produce human readable representations of models. Although it is possible to write CellML models directly using a text editor, it is not for the faint-hearted and certainly not recommended for those unfamiliar with the language. Model editing applications, like OpenCell or COR, are the preferred tools for creating, composing, and solving CellML models. The resulting CellML files can then be exchanged directly with collaborators and/or uploaded to the model repository to be read in by CellML-aware applications. If you have further questions, it is recommended that you direct them to the CellML Discussion List <email@example.com>.
Best wishes Poul On 2011-12-21, at 08:09, Weiwei Wang wrote: > Dear Professor Nielsen, > > I am currently a PhD student working on computational simulation of platelets > aggregation in Cornell University, USA. All my computation work is written in > Fortran, but I want to share the modules with other researchers. CellML seems > is a good platform. However, I have no experience in XML programming. > > Cruising throught the CellML website, I am kind of confused about the general > method. I downloaded the OpenCell software and I learned the tutorials about > modeling under OpenCell. I think I can transfer my fortran code manually into > OpenCell. However, when I tried to download those sample models, I got pages > of XML scripts which I cannot understand at all. > > So if I want to share my model on the CellML platform, do I just make models > in OpenCell? What do I have to do with those XML scripts? > > Thanks a lot, > -- > Weiwei Wang > 3rd year PhD student in BioMedical Engineering > 203 Weill Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14850 > 626-348-9786 _______________________________________________ cellml-discussion mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.cellml.org/mailman/listinfo/cellml-discussion