Table 1

Features of the Systems Biology Research Tool and similar software packages

Software Package

Systems Biology Research Tool

COBRA Toolbox 1.3.3

CellNetAnalyzer 9.0

Metatool 4.9.2

Metatool 5.0

PathwayAnalyser 1.0


YANA 0.9.8


Provides a graphical installation procedure

Requires separate installation of other software packages for basic functionality

Requires commercial software for basic functionality

Windows compatible

Mac compatible


Linux compatible

Requires programming ability to use

Can be used via a command line interface

Provides a graphical user interface

Provides a documented API

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Wright and Wagner BMC Systems Biology 2008 2:55   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-2-55

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