pop: A Flexible Syntax for Population Dynamic Modelling



Models of population dynamics underpin a range of analyses and applications in ecology and epidemiology. The various approaches for fitting and analysing these models (MPMs, IPMs, ODEs, POMPs, PVA, with and without metapopulation structure) are generally fitted using different software, each with a different interface. This makes it difficult to combine various modelling approaches and data types to solve a given problem. pop aims to provide a flexible and easy to use common interface for constructing population dynamic models and enabling to them to be fitted and analysed in various ways.