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FRED (A Framework for Reconstructing Epidemic Dynamics): an open-source software system for modeling infectious diseases and control strategies using census-based populations

John J Grefenstette1*, Shawn T Brown2, Roni Rosenfeld3, Jay DePasse2, Nathan TB Stone2, Phillip C Cooley4, William D Wheaton4, Alona Fyshe3, David D Galloway1, Anuroop Sriram3, Hasan Guclu1, Thomas Abraham3 and Donald S Burke1

Author Affiliations

1 Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

2 Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

3 School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

4 RTI International, Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina, USA

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:940  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-940

Published: 8 October 2013

Additional files

Additional file 1:

FRED Distribution Version 2.2.1. This file contains the FRED distribution, including source files, installation instructions, required input files, and documentation. Unpack the file and see the file FRED/README.txt for further installation instructions.

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Additional file 2:

Quicktime movie. GAIA Visualization of FRED simulation of Allegheny County. This file contains a Quicktime movie showing the prevalence of influenza in Allegheny County resulting from a FRED simulation calibrated to an R0 of 2.0. The movie was produced by the GAIA visualization tool (http://gaia.psc.edu webcite). The FRED distribution contains scripts that automate the generation of GAIA visualization from FRED simulations.

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