Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) Level 3 Package: Distributions, Version 1, Release 1

J Integr Bioinform. 2020 Jul 20;17(2-3):20200018. doi: 10.1515/jib-2020-0018.


Biological models often contain elements that have inexact numerical values, since they are based on values that are stochastic in nature or data that contains uncertainty. The Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) Level 3 Core specification does not include an explicit mechanism to include inexact or stochastic values in a model, but it does provide a mechanism for SBML packages to extend the Core specification and add additional syntactic constructs. The SBML Distributions package for SBML Level 3 adds the necessary features to allow models to encode information about the distribution and uncertainty of values underlying a quantity.

Keywords: SBML; distributions; modeling; systems biology; uncertainty.

MeSH terms

  • Documentation
  • Language
  • Models, Biological
  • Programming Languages*
  • Software
  • Systems Biology*