DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques)
|DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques) is a powerful and user-friendly software tool designed for the ranking of chemicals according to their environmental and toxicological concern based on the most recent ranking theories. Different kinds of order ranking methods, roughly classified as total (also called even-scoring) and partial-order ranking methods (Hasse diagram technique), are implemented in DART. These methods can be used to rank chemicals on the basis of more than one variable.
DART was developed by Talete srl (Milan, Italy) under the terms of a JRC contract. The software is made freely available as a service to scientific researchers and anyone with an interest in the application of computer-based ranking methods.
DART (Version 2.05) - Download area
This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from this website:
the Computational Toxicology Group.
Please send any comments, enquiries or bug reports to Talete with copy to the Computational Toxicology Group.
Case studies on the applicability of DART
A compilation of case studies investigating and illustrating the applicability of DART is available here:
Copyright and Disclaimer Notice
DART Version 2.0 is open source software developed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 (June 1991) of the License, or any later version. For more details, see the GNU General Public License at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.
We request that proper credit is given to the copyright and authorship for DART. This includes adding the following copyright notice to the beginning of your source code files, and to any copyright notice that you may distribute with programs based on this work:
Developed by Talete Srl (contact email@example.com) on behalf of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Copyright European Union (2008).
The DART tool is being made available by the JRC as a service to the worldwide scientific and regulatory communities. The JRC provides no technical support, warranties or remedies for this software. It does not imply any endorsement or acceptance by the JRC or by the European Commission of the algorithms encoded in the software. The European Commission shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any direct or indirect, special, incidental, punitive, cover or consequential damages, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, DART.