Eclipse Plug-in for simBio


Execute simBio through pop-up menu of Eclipse Java Perspective. RunGUI, Composer, ResultGenerator, and XmlGenerator can be launched.

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This plugin is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1.

This plugin is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL_2-1.txt) for more details.

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  • Eclipse 3.x (this plugin has created on Eclipse 3.0.2.)
  • simBio (this plugin has created with simBio 0.2.2.)


This plugin can be installed through update manager of Eclipse 3.x. Here the process with Eclipse 3.1 is described.

  1. Select Eclipse menu: "Help" - "Software Updates" - "Find and Install"
  2. Check "Search for new features to install", then "Next"
  3. Click "New Remote Site"
  4. update site of eclipse plugin for simBio Input "Name:" box as you like such as "simBio", and "URL:" box as "", then "Finish"
  5. "Updates" dialog will appear, so check simBio, then "Next". Install dialog
  6. Check "I accept the terms in the license agreement", then "Next"
  7. Click "Finish"
  8. "Verification" dialog will appear as not yet digitally signed.
  9. Click "Install All".
  10. "Install/Update" dialog will appear, You can choose either "Yes" or "Apply Changes".

Unpack and put org.simBio.eclipse_* directory in Eclipse/plugins directory.


Run on GUI

pop-up menu for simBio XMLs Right click xml files for simBio, then pop-up menu will appear. Select [simBio] - [Run on GUI], then the XMLs are executed on GUI.

Run previous settings through the cool bottun The Setting will be stored, then you can run it through the cool bottun.

Run previous settings through the menu You can also run the previous settings through the menu, Run - Run History.

Compose and Run

Right click an xml file for org.simBio.Composer, select [simBio] - [Compose and Run], then a model xml will be composed and be run on GUI. An "composed.xml" file will be created on the same directory, so you need to reflesh the view of Eclipse.

Run Protocol

Right click an model xml and an protocol xml, select [simBio] - [Run Protocol], then org.simBio.ResultGenerator will run the protocol.

Generate XML

pop-up menu for simBio Java Classes Right click Reactors and/or Analyzers, select [simBio] - [Generate XML], then XML files for the specific class will be created.


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