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Objects Representing Quantities

The following objects represent quantities in a model:

  • Compartment

  • Species

  • Parameter

Scoping of Compartments, Species, and Parameters

Scoping refers to which object another object is contained in. Scoping affects compartments, species, parameters, and rules.

  • A compartment is scoped to (or contained in) a model or another compartment.

  • Although a model can contain multiple compartments, each species is scoped to only one compartment.

  • A parameter is scoped to a model or a kinetic law.

Naming of Compartments and Species

Note the following when naming objects within a model:

  • Compartment names must be unique within a model.

  • Species in different compartments can have the same name.

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