Simulation Software

A Simulation Environment for Directional Sensing as a Phase Separation Process

(DirSens Software)

Antonio de Candia2*, Andrea Gamba3, Fausto Cavalli2, Antonio Coniglio1, Stefano Di Talia, Federico Bussolino5, and Guido Serini5*

1Department of Physical Sciences, Università di Napoli "Federico II," Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Unità di Napoli, 80126, Napoli, Italy.

2Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129, Torino, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Unità di Torino, Via Giuria 1, 10125, Torino, Italy.

3Department of Mathematics, Università degli studi di Milano, via Saldini 50, 20133, Milano, Italy.

4Laboratory of Mathematical Physics, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA.

5Department of Oncological Sciences and Division of Molecular Angiogenesis, IRCC, Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, University of Torino School of Medicine, Strada Provinciale 142 Km 3.95, 10060 Candiolo (TO), Italy.

Simulation Software. The software is provided in compressed format and must be uncompressed after downloading. The uncompressed files will create a main Dirsens folder and five subfolders: tmp, session, c, java, and data. The simulation software is launched from the diresens.jar file in the java folder. The sessions and tmp folders have only a single text file until a simulation is run (tmp) or saved (session).

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Technical Details

Format: DirSens software for Windows [.zip (uncompressed files include .exe and .jar files, which are executable files)]; DirSens software

Size: ~1.2 MB download and 6 MB uncompressed (Windows); ~1.2 MB download and 5.3 MB uncompressed (Linux)

Requirements: The software requires a PC with either Windows or Linux operating system and the Java Runtime Environment.

* Corresponding authors. E-mail: andrea.gamba{at} or guido.serini{at}

Citation: A. de Candia, A.Gamba, F. Cavalli, A. Coniglio, S. Di Talia, F. Bussolino, G. Serini, A simulation environment for directional sensing as a phase separation process. Sci. STKE 2007, pl1 (2007).

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