First of all, modern biological experiments generate great amounts of data describing intracellular dynamics.
The rule-based languages for describing intracellular biochemistry allow for the construction and simulation of detailed models with unprecedented scope and precision.
We can use rule-based Models to suggest new hypotheses and new ideas for future experimentation. Rule-based models can be difficult to understand and time consuming to debug.
The RuleBender application is a free utility that allows you to construct, debug, simulate and analyze rule-based biological models in the BioNetGen language.
Detailed instructions on how to use the RuleBender utility on your Mac are available HERE.
RuleBender is cross-platform and it works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Binaries for the Windows and Linux platforms are available on the project's homepage.
Here are some key features of "RuleBender":
· Model Construction and Simulation
· Model Visualization: Interactive Contact Map
· Model Visualization: Interactive Influence Graph
· Results Analysis
· Species Graph
· Java 1.6 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· BioNetGen 2.2.4
· NFSim 1.11
· Persisted Contact Map layouts
· Cleaner console management
· Improved stability