Methods and Procedures
In studying cholesterol for my project, my first procedure is to gather data and information about cholesterol metabolism. Three basic reuirements for using a model of cholesterol metabolism on a computer are algorithms, architecture, and application.
Receiving and inputting mathematical formulas into a program called, STELLA, is one first step. STELLA provides calculations on time and on how cholesterol metabolism works during a certain time. After obtaining a correct estimate based on probabilities, we then write a source code for a stand-alone program that is working on the computer without STELLA running. The code is written in Perl language that will work with HTML (hypertext markup language) very well.
a simulation-based program is saved in a Perl format and into a CGI (Common Gateway Interface) format also, to allow running the model on the web page communicating with the server.