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 

Best wishes

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

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