Wed, 03/23/2016

StochSS: Stochastic Simulation Service, is an integrated development environment for modeling and simulation of discrete stochastic biochemical systems.  An easy to use GUI enables researchers to quickly develop and simulate biological models on a desktop or laptop, which can then be expanded or combined to incorporate increasing levels of complexity.  As the demand for computational power increases, StochSS is able to seamlessly scale up by deploying cloud computing resources.  The software currently supports simulation of ODE and well-mixed discrete stochastic models, parameter estimation of discrete stochastic models, and simulation of spatial stochastic models.


New capabilities of Version 1.7 include:

- Volume rendering visualization for spatial jobs.

- StochSS-launcher uses docker containers to run StochSS. Includes support for newest OSX and Windows operating systems.

- Added RSS feed to front page

- Many bug fixes and stability enhancements


For more details and instructions on how to obtain the code, visit us at


Linda Petzold and Chandra Krintz

University of California Santa Barbara


Per Lötstedt and Andreas Hellander

Uppsala University