Simplified programming of population model user interfaces
Objectives: Simplify the programming of user interfaces for Pop PK/PD modeling.
Methods: A differential execution algorithm allows a "painting" paradigm (called Dynamic Dialogs) as an alternative to event-based programming.
Results: Volume of source code for simple user interfaces is reduced by an order of magnitude. Complex, structurally varying user interfaces can be much more easily programmed than by other methods.
Conclusions: Dynamic dialogs are the basis for a number of user interfaces, as in the TS drug model editor, and in the new WinNonlin drug model editor.
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