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GMD | Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3781–3794, 2018
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Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3781–3794, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Model description paper 18 Sep 2018

Model description paper | 18 Sep 2018

sympl (v. 0.4.0) and climt (v. 0.15.3) – towards a flexible framework for building model hierarchies in Python

Joy Merwin Monteiro et al.

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In the same way that the fruit fly or the yeast cell serve as model systems in biology, climate...