SBML Level 3 Package Activity Status Page
Please note: This page is for the proposal of this SBML Level 3 package.
Information on this page is likely to be out of date with current developments.
Current development is focused on the specification of this package.
Specification activity is described on a separate page.
Sometimes modelers find it useful to provide not a single scalar value for a variable, but a range of values according to some statistical distribution. There is currently no standard way to communicate such distributions in SBML. A package for distribution and ranges should allow for both continuous and discrete distributions.
The short label for this package is distrib.
A separate page is dedicated to the specification development activities involving this package.
The SBML Development Process for SBML Level 3 defines two stages: a proposal stage, and a specification development stage. The following is a list of the active proposals for Distributions and Ranges in SBML Level 3:
|Proposal name or identification||Date||Comments|
|Updated draft proposal, put together by Stuart Moodie||2012-08-06||(3)|
|Draft proposal based on previous work - particularly Hinxton Workshop||2012-06-01||(3)|
|Hinxton proposal||Started on 2011-20-06||(1), (2), (3)|
|Status update on proposal by D. J. Wilkinson et al.||2010-05-04||(1), (2), (3)|
|Proposal by C. Gillespie et al.||2005-07-05||(1), (2), (3)|
Legend for editorial comments:
(1) Proposal has not yet been structured according to the recommended format for SBML Level 3 package proposals.
(2) Proposal needs to be updated for SBML Level 3.
(3) Work in progress—the authors have not finalized this proposal.
Package Working Group (PWG)
After a vote by the SBML community to accept the above proposal as something that addresses a valid need and takes a reasonable approach, we formed a working group to help complete the proposal and resolve any implementation issues that might arise. Membership of this group is open to all interested members of the SBML community; all you need to do is sign up for the sbml-distrib mailing list.