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How does Evolvix work?

Evolvix puts you in charge: you fully control what Evolvix does by dedicated commands

 

Oscillations in stochastic systems can deviate substantially from what would be expected in an equivalent deterministic systemSuccessful modeling with Evolvix currently requires this mix of conceptual and practical steps:

  1. Coding your Quest: You identify all the "Parts" and their "Actions" in the system you want to model. Then you write them down in the Evolvix syntax using a simple plain-text editor. Also add what time series you would like to see and how you want your model to be analyzed. We call this collection of descriptions an "Evolvix Quest".
  2. Submit your Quest: Once your Quest is completely specified, you need to submit it to a working Evolvix system (which you can install on your computer). Currently you call Evolvix from the command line and specify your Quest file. In the future there will be more ways to submit your Quest.
  3. Wait for results: Evolvix will run the simulations, collect the requested data, put it into a results archive for future reference and produce a set of PDF plots (using R), with an overview which it will display for you automatically (by telling your operating system to open the PDF with your preferred PDF viewer). The plots on this page have been produced that way for a simple oscillating system.
  4. Think about results: It is up to you to think about what the results mean. Often you will want to go back and modify your Quest (i.e. goto step 1) or compare it to previous quests you ran (by looking into the archive of previous results). If you have successfully used Evolvix to solve a problem, consider dropping us a line. We would love to hear and tell about your success story or demo-files or toy-examples to inspire others by showing them what you could do with Evolvix -- if you give us the permission.