Your First Model
“What is the easiest way to create my own model?”
The easiest way to start to create your own models, is to browse the examples and use them as templates. The examples can be found under
Examples in the Morpheus GUI. Many of them are also documentated on our website.
Start from scratch
To start from scratch, use
New. This will generate a minimal valid model. Then, check out how to edit models.
Required and optional model items
MorpheusModel specifies the following required items:
Description: Title and description of model
Space: Lattice size, structure, length scale and boundary conditions
Time: Simulation duration, checkpointing, time scale, and random seed.
And may be extended with the following optional items:
CellTypes: Definition of cell types, their properties and behaviors
CPM: Specific parameters for cellular Potts model
PDE: Specification of reaction-diffusion system
CellPopulations: Specification of cell population and spatial layout
And can be optionally analyzed using the following items:
Analysis: Data, analysis and visualization tools
ParamSweep: Batch processing tool (in GUI)