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Published April 2, 2018 | Published
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SBML Level 3 package: Render, Version 1, Release 1


Many software tools provide facilities for depicting reaction network diagrams in a visual form. Two aspects of such a visual diagram can be distinguished: the layout (i.e.: the positioning and connections) of the elements in the diagram, and the graphical form of the elements (for example, the glyphs used for symbols, the properties of the lines connecting them, and so on). This document describes the SBML Level 3 Render package that complements the SBML Level 3 Layout package and provides a means of capturing the precise rendering of the elements in a diagram. The SBML Level 3 Render package provides a flexible approach to rendering that is independent of both the underlying SBML model and the Layout information. There can be one block of render information that applies to all layouts or an additional block for each layout. Many of the elements used in the current render specification are based on corresponding elements from the SVG specification. This allows us to easily convert a combination of layout information and render information into a SVG drawing.

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© 2018 Frank T. Bergmann et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Received: 2017-12-14; Accepted: 2018-02-01; Published Online: 2018-04-02. We would like to thank all the people who contributed in various ways to the development of both the original proposal and this specification. For financial/travel/technical and moral support we thank especially (in alphabetical order): Michael Hucka (CalTech, USA),Ursula Kummer (Heidelberg University, Germany) and Herbert Sauro (University of Washington, USA). We also would like to thank the members of the Render Package Working Group and all others who contributed to discussions on various occasions. A thanks also to the SBML editors for providing detailed feedback, especially Andreas Dräger, Lucian P. Smith and Fengkai Zhang.

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