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Data2Dynamics Software

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Video: See how easy model calibration can be using D2D Software in this YouTube Video. The video is recorded in real time on a dual core laptop with the Bachmann et al. 2011 example using the first data set.


The Data2Dynamics software package is a collection of numerical methods for quantitative dynamic modeling and a comprehensive model and data description language. The software facilitates the construction of dynamical models for biochemical reaction networks, but is not limited to this. Its key features are reliable and efficient model calibration and parameter estimation techniques using numerical optimization methods and the assessment of measurement and model uncertainties. To this end various approaches are provided.

  • Measurement noise of experimental data can either be explicitly provided or simultaneously estimated with the model dynamics. For the latter approach a parameterized noise model is used.

  • Model inputs can be implemented as parameterized functions or cubic splines and can be estimated together with the model dynamics (read more).

  • For model calibration, i.e. parameter estimation, both stochastic and deterministic numerical optimization algorithms can be used.

  • For uncertainty analysis of model parameter and predictions, the profile likelihood approach and Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling approaches are available (read more).

  • For efficient numerical solution of the dynamics and derivate calculations parallelized numerical solvers are implemented (read more). In addition some functions take advantage of PARFOR loops that are provided by the MATLAB Distributed Computing Toolbox (read more).

  • The software is open source and free for non-commercial usage.

Example Applications

Brief summary of all available example models.

The software and the theoretical concepts implemented therein were developed based on Systems Biology applications. Some of the applications are provided as examples and blue prints for new applications:

The software was awarded twice as best performer in the Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (DREAM). 2011 in the Estimation of Model Parameters Challenge (DREAM6) and 2012 in the Network Topology and Parameter Inference Challenge (DREAM7). Read more about this in: Steiert B., et al. Experimental Design for Parameter Estimation of Gene Regulatory Networks. PLoS ONE 7(7), e40052, 2012

Further topics

Frequently asked questions

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