SAAM II FAQs

SAAM II FAQs


Although SAAM II is intuitive and easy to use, as with any software product, TEG recognizes that users will encounter new challenges. With that in mind, we have created and maintain a series of FAQ sheets to answer the most common questions from SAAM II users. Select the appropriate tab below and click on the link to view the related series of questions and corresponding answers. If you don’t find the answer to a particular question you have, click HERE and complete the contact form for SAAM II technical support.

Installing SAAM II



Topics covered:

  • How do I install SAAM II?
  • How do I activate my SAAM II license for the first time?
  • How do I deactivate my SAAM II license?
  • How do I reactivate my SAAM II license?

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Learning SAAM II



Topics covered:

  • What documentation is provided with SAAM II?
  • Are there any on-line tutorials for SAAM II?

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Running SAAM II



Topics covered:

  • How can I change Plot Line/Marker Styles, Colors, Sizes, Plot Labels and other Plot Properties?
  • How do I export Tables from Solve or Fit into other graphical applications?
  • Is there an upper limit on the number of compartments for SAAM II?

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Solving



Topics covered:

  • How can I calculate the Area Under the Curve for a generic function?
  • How can I calculate the Area Under the Curve to infinity?
  • How can I solve a differential equation that cannot be written in compartmental form?
  • How can I solve a second-order differential equation?
  • How can I solve a compartmental model where the rate constants are time-varying?
  • How can I perform a double integration of a generic function?
  • How can I calculate the derivative of a compartmental mass?
  • How can I analyze an algebraic model in the Compartmental application?
  • How do I handle data and change conditions or inputs that occur simultaneously?
  • How can I use data to simulate a function?
  • How can I change the data weighting method within a data column?

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Fitting



Topics covered:

  • When and how should I use Bayesian fitting?
  • How do I set initial conditions for a sum of exponentials?
  • How do I analyze multiple data sets?
  • How can I calculate Statistics if SAAM II has not converged?
  • How can I make the Area Under the Curve a fitted variable?
  • How is the objective function calculated?
  • What should I do when the covariance matrix is unreliable?
  • What is the difference between absolute and relative weighting?
  • What is the right model to use?
  • How can I analyze an algebraic model in the Compartmental application?
  • What should I do when the fit goes on forever?
  • How do I implement time-dependent conditionals?
  • What’s the easiest way to specify covariates in study files?
  • How can I get smoother curves on my plots?
  • How can I use Solutions when developing a model?

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Known Bugs


Topics covered:

  • Experiment Simulator Can Run Very Slow
  • Problems with Long Plot Labels

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