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Declarative modelling in the ecological and environmental sciences

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Title Declarative modelling in the ecological and environmental sciences
 
Date 2007-01-19T23:15:30Z
 
Creator Robert Muetzelfeldt
 
Subject Ecology
Earth & Environment
 
Description Most simulation models in ecological and environmental research are implemented as computer programs in a conventional programming language. This brief paper argues for a radically different approach, based on the representation of the model structure, relationships and equations in a declarative format (e.g. XML). Simulation code can then be generated from this, but in addition the model can be displayed and processed in a wide range of useful ways, greatly increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the modelling process.
 
Identifier http://precedings.nature.com/documents/17/version/1
oai:nature.com:10.1038/npre.2007.17.1
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2007.17.1
 
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Type Manuscript
 
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