BIO-Complexity, Vol 2016

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Stylus Experiments Made Easy--A Free App for Personal Computers

Douglas D. Axe, Winston Ewert


The Stylus model world offers intriguing parallels to the world of bacterial genetics. Combined with its computational tractability, this makes it an attractive system for evolutionary simulations. Here we describe a new app that adds ease of use to these advantages. The free Stylus app (for Mac, Windows, and Linux) brings all aspects of Stylus under the control of a simple graphical user interface and facilitates sharing of all key components of a Stylus project: genes, methods, and experiments. The ease of working with these components and of downloading data and graphics will suit both beginning and advanced users.

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