Collaborative Math Model Environment

Describe your idea:

We need a tool for building simple, graphical math models that can be publicly pieced together in open forms.

Here’s how it should be used: Take the oil crisis…one should be able to get units in various forms that act as feeder data to other units. Then the equations (e.g. barrels of oil consumed per day) should be a component that could then be combined into bigger standard energy models in a simplified way. In other words, we should be able to drill down and drill out of lego models that are accepted as certain standardized versions of known equations and problems…like human population growth rate, daily consumption of this or that, etc.

What problem does it solve?:

This allows for math models to be put together rapidly and openly that show how the flows and I/O of big numerical problems like consumption problems (e.g. oil use, carbon production, healthcare resource use, etc.) are calculated and visualized. At some level, people should be able to use the open resource components to produce new models or to change certain inputs (with clear notations) that can allow for whole new calculations to be presented and visualized.

Type of idea: A brand new project