Motivation: Model simulation exchange has been standardized with the Simulation Experiment Description Markup Language (SED-ML), but specialized software is needed to generate simulations in this format. Text-based languages allow researchers to create and modify experimental protocols quickly and easily, and export them to a common machine-readable format.
Results: phraSED-ML language allows modelers to use simple text commands to encode various elements of SED-ML (models, tasks, simulations, and results) in a format easy to read and modify. The library can translate this script to SED-ML for use in other softwares.
Availability: phraSED-ML language specification, libphrasedml library, and source code are available under BSD license from http://phrasedml.sourceforge.net/ .
Keywords: SBML; SED-ML; reproducibility; simulation.