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Identifying the time window at which a meteorological factor influences tree growth the most

This is a problem I am encountering in a research project. I have thought of a naive approach to solve it which relies on many assumptions, is not guaranteed to work, and would be tedious and ...
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Is it possible to simulate life? [closed]

Has anybody ever managed to simulate even the simplest form of life by merely simulating the interactions of the molecules of the organisms body? What would be the theoretical minimum number of ...
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Simulating a Hill-Type muscle model

I'm trying to do biologically based locomotion animation. I have a Hill-Type Muscle Model (see reference 1) that I've implemented in code. I can find the initial lengths of the tendons, then do a ...
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What is the most complete open and linked dataset to use for taxonomy?

I want to ask questions like 'what family is this species in, and which other species are in this family?'. I am aware of Wikispecies/Wikidata but are there any other good open and linked databases/...
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How can I plot the Ramachandran regions in MatLab?

I have a scatter plot where I need to shade the Ramachandran allowed regions for aminoacids. I know there is a function that plots them for you, but it is not helpful for my case since I need the ...
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What are all of the different methods for parameterizing an amino acid (or other small molecule)?

What are all of the different ways to derive the partial charges, van der Waals interactions, bond lengths, etc. of an amino acid (in other words, all of the parameters that could be used in a ...
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Best practices for describing agent-based models

I work fairly heavily in mathematical biology/epidemiology, where most of the modeling/computational science work is still dominated by sets of ODEs, admittedly sometimes fairly elaborate sets of them....