About Continuity 6
Continuity 6 is a problem-solving environment for multi-scale modeling and data analysis in bioengineering and physiology, especially finite element modeling in cardiac biomechanics, biotransport and electrophysiology. Continuity 6 is distributed free for academic research by the National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR). Continuity 6 is portable, object-oriented, has separate GUI client and computational server components, and runs under Windows, MacOS or Linux, including Linux clusters.
Continuity 6 makes use of the very high-level, object-oriented, open-source language, Python, for scripting and component integration. In addition to multi-scale modeling tools, Continuity 6 also has facilities for least-squares fitting of anatomic meshes and parametric models to experimental data including medical, morphological and histological images, physiological and biomechanical measurements. It is designed to facilitate interoperability with desktop tools such as Microsoft Excel and MATLAB. The distribution includes a suite of examples and data including anatomic, material and cellular models.
Continuity 6 has a separate computational server and GUI client that uses the Déjà Vu 3-D viewer, which was also developed by NBCR investigators. Continuity 6 can run under Windows, MacOS or Linux in stand-alone mode (client and server together) or in client-server mode between the desktop and a remote server. For large-scale applications, the server also supports scalable parallel computations on Linux clusters using the Message Passing Interface (MPI).
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About Continuity 6 Documentation
Continuity Overview ► Brief overview of Continuity 6
Lecture notes on theory ► Background information on modeling with Continuity 6
Help pages ► User documentation (under construction)
FAQ page ► Frequently asked questions
Getting started ► Introductory tour of biomechanics and electrophysiology modeling with Continuity 6
Tutorials ► Step-by-step examples
Developer documentation ► Documentation for Continuity 6 developers
Running on a Linux cluster ► Running Continuity 6 in parallel
Continuity 5 Examples ► Outdated and no longer supported; for reference only!