SBaddon: High Performance Simulation for the Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB

H. Schmidt. Bioinformatics, 2007, 23(5), 646-647.


We present the SBaddon package as an extension to the Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB (SBtoolbox). The goal of this extension is to provide the users of the SBtoolbox with important functionality that is needed for parameter estimation applications. While simulation in the SBtoolbox relies on the MATLAB ODE solvers, the SBaddon package provides considerably increased simulation performance through automatic generation of compiled simulation functions. Furthermore, the package contains improved optimization algorithms, forward parameter sensitivity analysis and basic numeric parameter identifiability analysis.


The SBaddon package is open source and freely available for non-commercial use. Commercial use of SBaddon is only possible through a specific licensing agreement (contact SBaddon can be obtained from The website also contains extensive documentation, and examples.

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