Conservation Biology. Dec2019, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1448-1450. 3p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Wildlife recovery, Conservation of natural resources, Rapid prototyping, Python (Computer program language), Programming languages, Scientific community, and Social acceptance
Rapid prototyping of decision-support tools for conservation A list of alternative web-application development tools that may be useful for conservation scientists is available in Supporting Information. 1 Article impact statement: Web-application development frameworks enable the creation of decision-support tool prototypes for actionable conservation science. [Extracted from the article]
Hydraulic simulation tools, such as EPANET, are the primary tools for evaluating water distribution systems performance. This work presents a first step towards demonstrating a simple and straightforward implementation of plugins in the new EPANET GUI to facilitate plugins development by the water systems modeling community. The paper shows the code structure and the basic functionalities of a custom plugin demonstrated using three specific examples: Count , FireFlow, and Elevations plugins. A prototype repository, where developers and users can share and download EPANET plugins is presented and discussed. EPANET plugins framework can support knowledge transfer by increasing the visibility and usability of developed analytical tools and software, thus providing benefits for researchers and practitioners. The proposed plugins are freely available through GitHub. • Development and implementation of new custom EPANET plugins is demonstrated. • Prototype repository for distributing, documenting, and downloading plugins is discussed. • Advancing the EPANET plugin framework can support collaborative modeling and information sharing. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]