Probably the most important aspect of any modelling study is knowing which of your model parameters (and/or initial conditions) contribute most to the model output. As of today, such analysis is possible in PhytoSim.
The PhytoSim Sensitivity Analysis module offers 3 types of information:
Dynamic sensitivity functions: Shows how small changes in model parameters change the model output. By analyzing the sensitivity functions you will get a tremendous insight into your model.
Importance ranking: Ranks the model parameters according to their influence on the model output and shows this on a nice bar chart.
Identifiability analysis: Use the intuitive user interface to find out which parameter combinations can be estimated based on a given set of measurements. You can even do the analysis before any real data is collected.
For more information have a look at the PhytoSim Sensitivity Analysis User Guide webpage.
Pricing: Free for now (beta period will last until the end of 2011), afterwards 499 EUR.
- Make sure you have the latest PhytoSim version.
- Select the Sensitivity Analysis module in the PhytoSim module manager and select ‘Install module’ from the toolbar.