autocatalytic_ode, a Python code which sets up and solves the autocatalytic ordinary differential equation (ODE) which has chaotic behavior and an attractor.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license.


autocatalytic_ode is available in a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version.

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python_ode, a Python code which sets up various systems of ordinary differential equations (ODE).


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    Volume 21, Oxford University Press, 1990.
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    Notices of the American Mathematical Society,
    Volume 67, Number 11, December 2020, pages 1692-1705.

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Last revised on 08 March 2024.