Understanding SimBiology Projects and Libraries

What Are SimBiology Projects?

When using the desktop, projects let you manage the model building and analysis workflow.

A project encapsulates the following:

  • Models — Sets of quantities (compartments, species, and parameters) and expressions (reactions, discrete events, and rules, including differential equations, algebraic constants, and assignments) that describe the dynamics of a system.

  • Tasks — Analyses that operate on a model or project.

  • Data — Imported data or data generated by analyses.

A project saves related models, tasks, and data in a project file with an .sbproj extension. For details, see Managing SimBiology Projects and Libraries from the Desktop.

What Are SimBiology Libraries?

SimBiology® includes the following libraries that contain both built-in and user-defined components to use when building models or plotting data:

  • Units Library

  • Unit Prefixes Library

  • Kinetic Laws Library

  • Plot Types Library — Contains plot types for plotting results of analysis tasks or plotting data.

  • Blocks Library — Contains blocks for building models in the Diagram view.

The libraries are available for all projects and are not part of any one project. For details, see Managing SimBiology Projects and Libraries from the Desktop.

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