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Worked example Simile models

These example models are provided to illustrate different aspects of modelling. All the models are quite simple, but will hopefully provide some inspiration in the creation of your own models. In addition, three models are saved in the “Examples” subfolder of the Simile program files directory. Also in this folder are the helper configuration files needed to visualise model behaviour.

Environmental and Ecological Science

Ecosystem energy flow

Sample food chain

Population dynamics

Five different approaches to modelling population dynamics

Land-use change

Spatial model of de-forestation

Life Science

Hodgkin-Huxley Equations

Modified Hodgkin-Huxley equations for neural membrane action potential.


Descriptive Statistics

Submodel for calculating statistics descriptive of given input data

Datapoint interpolation

Submodel for interpolating between irregularly spaced data points


Lorenz Strange Attractors

Lorenz mathematical model of air turbulence. This model illustrates strange attractors and chaotic wandering.