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Contact: F.X.Timmes
my one page vitae,
full vitae,
research statement, and
teaching statement.

All the previous networks (big bang, hydrogen burners, α-chains) are examples of hardwired networks. Such networks are carefully crafted by hand. They have the advantage of being fast and lightweight. The main disadvantage is that they are inflexable with respect to adding or removing isotopes.

This network, torch.tbz, is a general soft-wired network, capable of doing any reaction network. At present the code is set for a 513 isotope network (my usual workhorse), but its very easy to change which isotopes are included. This is a research grade software instrument. I haven't put a lot of effort into making it super pretty or unusually user friendly. I suggest being comfortable with hardwired networks before using soft-wired networks.


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127 isotope jacobian
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an example, published in this article.
 



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