Dynamical Systems Approach to Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Ecology/Evolution)
DSAIDE is an R package containing a set of simulation models (apps) that teach infectious disease epidemiology (ecology/evolution) from a dynamical system perspective.
All models can be explored through a graphical user interface, no reading or writing code is required. Each app comes with documenation and instructions which teach important concepts of infectious disease epidemiology (ecology/evolution) and how to use simulation models to understand such concepts.
It is also possible to go beyond the graphical interface and directly access and modify all simulations to adapt them to your needs.
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 “Get Started” tutorial (vignette).
If you are very keen to get started quickly and don’t want to read the “Get Started” guide right now, here are the commands to get the package installed, loaded and the main menu started:
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. The online version is likely not quite as robust as the local. So just go ahead and install the package, it’s only 3 commands to get it up and running!
If the DSAIDE package does in any way help you with your work such that it warrants citing it in one of your papers, please cite the DSAIDE publication in PLoS Comp Bio.