Catalyst.jl is a domain specific language (DSL) for high performance simulation and modeling of chemical reaction networks. Catalyst utilizes ModelingToolkit to define symbolic
ReactionSystems, leveraging ModelingToolkit to enable large-scale simulations through auto-vectorization and parallelism.
ReactionSystemss can be used to generate ModelingToolkit-based models, allowing the easy simulation and parameter estimation of mass action ODE models, Chemical Langevin SDE models, stochastic chemical kinetics jump process models, and more. Generated models can be used with solvers throughout the broader SciML ecosystem, including higher level SciML packages (e.g. for sensitivity analysis, parameter estimation, machine learning applications, etc).
- DSL provides a simple and readable format for manually specifying chemical reactions.
ReactionSystems provide a symbolic representation of reaction networks, built on ModelingToolkit.jl and Symbolics.jl.
- The Catalyst.jl API provides functionality for extending networks, building networks programmatically, network analysis, and for composing multiple networks together.
ReactionSystems generated by the DSL can be converted to a variety of
ModelingToolkit.AbstractSystems, including symbolic ODE, SDE and jump process representations.
- By leveraging ModelingToolkit, users have a variety of options for generating optimized system representations to use in solvers. These include construction of dense or sparse Jacobians, multithreading or parallelization of generated derivative functions, automatic classification of reactions into optimized jump types for Gillespie type simulations, automatic construction of dependency graphs for jump systems, and more.
- Generated systems can be solved using any DifferentialEquations.jl ODE/SDE/jump solver, and can be used within
EnsembleProblems for carrying out parallelized parameter sweeps and statistical sampling. Plot recipes are available for visualizing the solutions.
Exprs can be obtained for all rate laws and functions determining the deterministic and stochastic terms within resulting ODE, SDE or jump models.
- Latexify can be used to generate LaTeX expressions corresponding to generated mathematical models or the underlying set of reactions.
- Graphviz can be used to generate and visualize reaction network graphs. (Reusing the Graphviz interface created in Catlab.jl.)
ReactionSystems can be imported from SBML files via SBMLToolkit.jl, and from BioNetGen .net files and various matrix network representations using ReactionNetworkImporters.jl.
Catalyst can be installed through the Julia package manager:
]add Catalyst using Catalyst
Here is a simple example of generating, visualizing and solving an SIR ODE model. We first define the SIR reaction model using Catalyst
using Catalyst rn = @reaction_network begin α, S + I --> 2I β, I --> R end α β
which in Jupyter notebooks will give the figure
To generate and solve a mass action ODE version of the model we use
using DiffEqBase, OrdinaryDiffEq p = [.1/1000, .01] # [α,β] tspan = (0.0,250.0) u0 = [999.0,1.0,0.0] # [S,I,R] at t=0 op = ODEProblem(rn, u0, tspan, p) sol = solve(op, Tsit5()) # use Tsit5 ODE solver
which we can plot as
using Plots plot(sol, lw=2)