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Reusing Model Numbers

Please follow the instructions below for reusing a model number of a retired model.


  1. Put modelnumber.txt of retired model into directory containing new model.
  2. Add model number to project file and extract model info (
  3. Run '' script.
  4. Remove old model directory.
  5. New model should now be in database and available on the web.

Detailed instructions:

  1. First add a new model like you normally do EXCEPT stop after you have extracted the model info from the project file (ie: projectname.proj)
  2. Next get an old number: Go to Model curation page
    • check the 'List retired models in database' button and then hit 'List Models'
    • Right down the first number in the list (that is the number you will use for the new model).

  3. Now create a file named modelnumber.txt and put just the 4 digit number in the file (ex: 0151 or 0021 , etc...). You can copy this file from the original, retired model, if available.
  4. At the top of the source page of the project file, add the number line:
    // MODEL NUMBER 0152
  5. Now use the update model procedure to update database (Model update info)
  6. Remove retired model directory and its contents ('rm -vr modeldirname').
  7. Next remove from cvs:
    • 'cvs remove -l modeldirname'
    • 'cvs commit modeldirname'

[This page was last modified 12Jan10, 3:55 pm.]

Model development and archiving support at provided by the following grants: NIH U01HL122199 Analyzing the Cardiac Power Grid, 09/15/2015 - 05/31/2020, NIH/NIBIB BE08407 Software Integration, JSim and SBW 6/1/09-5/31/13; NIH/NHLBI T15 HL88516-01 Modeling for Heart, Lung and Blood: From Cell to Organ, 4/1/07-3/31/11; NSF BES-0506477 Adaptive Multi-Scale Model Simulation, 8/15/05-7/31/08; NIH/NHLBI R01 HL073598 Core 3: 3D Imaging and Computer Modeling of the Respiratory Tract, 9/1/04-8/31/09; as well as prior support from NIH/NCRR P41 RR01243 Simulation Resource in Circulatory Mass Transport and Exchange, 12/1/1980-11/30/01 and NIH/NIBIB R01 EB001973 JSim: A Simulation Analysis Platform, 3/1/02-2/28/07.