Table 7: Comparing the b-, k-, and u-systems approaches
Associated attributes are grouped.  Preferred values of attributes are in bold.


attribute

b-systems

k-systems

u-systems


system type

directed

neutral

directed

presence of loops

more common

less common

more common

input-output relation

stochastic

deterministic

deterministic1

use of input state repeats

yes

no

possible2

statistical tests3

yes

no

no

use of exact function values

no (binned)4

yes (of average)

yes (of average)

reconstruction range limited

yes (by bins)

no

yes but arbitrary5


Zwick et al.Journal of Molecular Engineering and Systems Biology  2012 1:4DOI : 10.7243/2050-1412-1-4