Dynamical Systems Approach to Infectious Disease Epidemiology
DSAIDE is an R package containing a set of simulation models (apps) that teach infectious disease epidemiology from a dynamical system perspective.
You can explore the apps through a graphical user interface, implemented in Shiny. By going through the documentation and instructions of each app, you will learn important concepts of infectious disease epidemiology. You will also learn how simulation model can be used to study such concepts.
You can also directly access and modify all simulations to adapt them to your research needs.
The best approach to use this package is to install it, load it, and start the main menu, then you are ready to go. These lines of code typed into the
R console will get you there:
install.packages('DSAIDE') library('DSAIDE') dsaidemenu()
You can also give the package a quick try online, without having to install it. I still recommend you install it like any regular
R package should you decide that you want to use it. Note that I only have a free plan for shinyapps.io, where the online version is hosted. If the link fails to work it likely means I reached my maximum monthly allowed capacity. In that case, just go ahead and install the package. It’s only 3 commands!
For a quick introduction to the package, step-by-step instructions on getting started, and more information on the different ways you can use the package see the tutorial (vignette).
If the package does in any way help you with your work such that it warrants citing in one of your papers, please cite the DSAIDE publication in PLoS Comp Bio.