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Visual modeling. Visual modeling is the graphic representation of objects and systems of interest using graphical languages.

Visual modeling

Visual modeling languages may be General-Purpose Modeling (GPM) languages (e.g., UML, Southbeach Notation, IDEF) or Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) languages (e.g., SysML). They include industry open standards (e.g., UML, SysML), as well as proprietary standards, such as the visual languages associated with VisSim, MATLAB and Simulink, OPNET, and NI Multisim. VisSim is unique in that it provides a royalty-free, downloadable Viewer that lets anyone open and interactively simulate VisSim models. Visual modeling languages are an area of active research that continues to evolve, as evidenced by increasing interest in DSM languages, visual requirements, and visual OWL (Web Ontology Language).[1] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Rgraphviz. Bioconductor version: Release (2.14) Interfaces R with the AT and T graphviz library for plotting R graph objects from the graph package.


Author: Jeff Gentry, Li Long, Robert Gentleman, Seth Falcon, Florian Hahne, Deepayan Sarkar, Kasper Daniel Hansen Maintainer: Kasper Daniel Hansen <khansen at> To install this package, start R and enter: source(" biocLite("Rgraphviz") Graphviz. Teacher package: Mathematical Modelling. September 2007 This is the second installment of a new feature in Plus: the teacher package.

Teacher package: Mathematical Modelling

Every issue contains a package bringing together all Plus articles about a particular subject from the UK National Curriculum. Whether you're a student studying the subject, or a teacher teaching it, all relevant Plus articles are available to you at a glance. What do you think? This is the second package in a new series for Plus, and we'd be very pleased to hear what our readers think. Models in Science. 1.

Models in Science

Semantics: Models and Representation Models can perform two fundamentally different representational functions. On the one hand, a model can be a representation of a selected part of the world (the ‘target system’). Depending on the nature of the target, such models are either models of phenomena or models of data. On the other hand, a model can represent a theory in the sense that it interprets the laws and axioms of that theory. Mathematical model. A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language.

Mathematical model

The process of developing a mathematical model is termed mathematical modelling. Mathematical models are used not only in the natural sciences (such as physics, biology, earth science, meteorology) and engineering disciplines (e.g. computer science, artificial intelligence), but also in the social sciences (such as economics, psychology, sociology and political science); physicists, engineers, statisticians, operations research analysts and economists use mathematical models most extensively.

Control Systems/Signal Flow Diagrams - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks. Signal Flow Diagrams[edit]

Control Systems/Signal Flow Diagrams - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks

Control theory. The concept of the feedback loop to control the dynamic behavior of the system: this is negative feedback, because the sensed value is subtracted from the desired value to create the error signal, which is amplified by the controller.

Control theory

Extensive use is usually made of a diagrammatic style known as the block diagram. The transfer function, also known as the system function or network function, is a mathematical representation of the relation between the input and output based on the differential equations describing the system. Although a major application of control theory is in control systems engineering, which deals with the design of process control systems for industry, other applications range far beyond this. Graphical Models. By Kevin Murphy, 1998.

Graphical Models

"Graphical models are a marriage between probability theory and graph theory. They provide a natural tool for dealing with two problems that occur throughout applied mathematics and engineering -- uncertainty and complexity -- and in particular they are playing an increasingly important role in the design and analysis of machine learning algorithms. Fundamental to the idea of a graphical model is the notion of modularity -- a complex system is built by combining simpler parts. Probability theory provides the glue whereby the parts are combined, ensuring that the system as a whole is consistent, and providing ways to interface models to data. The graph theoretic side of graphical models provides both an intuitively appealing interface by which humans can model highly-interacting sets of variables as well as a data structure that lends itself naturally to the design of efficient general-purpose algorithms.

This tutorial We will briefly discuss the following topics. gRaphical models in R. Graph algebra (social sciences) Signal-flow graph. A signal-flow graph (SFG) is a special type of block diagram[1]—and directed graph—consisting of nodes and branches.

Signal-flow graph

Its nodes are the variables of a set of linear algebraic relations. An SFG can only represent multiplications and additions. Multiplications are represented by the weights of the branches; additions are represented by multiple branches going into one node. Courtney Brown, Ph.D. Selected Bibliography for Modeling Social Phenomena Abraham, Ralph H. and Christopher D.

Courtney Brown, Ph.D.

Shaw. 1992. Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior, Second Edition. Redwood City, California: Addison-Wesley. Graph Algebra and Social Theory : SAGE Research Methods Online. Little Green Book Nearly everything that occurs in the universe can be considered a part of some system, and that certainly includes human behavior and, potentially, human attitudes as well. But this does not mean that systems theory, and thus graph algebra, is appropriate for use in all situations. Graph Algebra: Mathematical Modeling with a Systems Approach. From the publisher's description of the book: Graph Algebra: Mathematical Modeling with a Systems Approach introduces a new modeling tool to students and researchers in the social sciences. Derived from engineering literature that uses similar techniques to map electronic circuits and physical systems, graph algebra utilizes a systems approach to modeling that offers social scientists a variety of tools that are both sophisticated and easily applied.

Key Features: Designed for readers in the social sciences with minimal mathematical training: In this volume, the author assists readers in developing their own difference and differential equation model specifications. Incorporates Social Theory: This book describes an easily applied language of mathematical modeling that uses boxes and arrows to develop very sophisticated algebraic statements of social and political phenomena. 15595_Chapter_1.pdf (objeto application/pdf) Systems Analysis for Social Scientists (Comparative studies in behavioral science) (9780471175094): Fernando Cortes, Adam Przeworski, John Sprague. Dynamic Modeling 1: Linear Difference Equations. (This is the first in a series on the use of Graph Algebraic models for Social Science.)

Linear Difference models are a hugely important first step in learning Graph Algebraic modeling. That said, linear difference equations are a completely independent thing from Graph Algebra. I’ll get into the Graph algebra stuff in the next post or two, but for now bear with me. Dynamic Modeling 2: Our First Substantive Model. (This is the second of a series of ongoing posts on using Graph Algebra in the Social Sciences.) First-order linear difference equations are powerful, yet simple modeling tools. They can provide access to useful substantive insights to real-world phenomena.

They can have powerful predictive ability when used appropriately. Additionally, they may be classified in any number of ways in accordance with the parameters by which they are defined. And though they are not immune to any of a host of issues, a thoughtful approach to their application can always yield meaningful information, if not for discussion then for further refinement of the model. Let’s look at that example from the last post: OK, time to reveal the secret. Alright, this probably needs a little bit of explaining.

> df year electricalusage 1 1920 339 2 1921 347 3 1922 359 4 1923 368 5 1924 378 ... 47 1966 5265 48 1967 5577 49 1968 6057 50 1969 6571 51 1970 7066. Dynamic Modeling 3: When the first-order difference model doesn’t cut it. Data must be selected carefully. The predictive usefulness of the model is grossly diminished if outliers taint the available data. Figure 1, for instance, shows the Defense spending (as a fraction of the national budget) between 1948 and 1968. Note how the trend curve (as defined by our linear difference model from the last post: see appendix for a fuller description) is a very poor predictor. Whatever is going on here isn’t a first-order process. Courtney Brown, Ph.D. Help! My model fits too well! This is sort-of related to my sidelined study of graph algebra.

I was thinking about data I could apply a first-order linear difference model to, and the stock market came to mind. After all, despite some black swan sized shocks, what better predicts a day’s closing than the previous day’s closing?