PESTO: Parameter EStimation TOolbox

Stapor P, Weindl D, Ballnus B, Hug S, Loos C, Fiedler A, Krause S, Hroß S, Fröhlich F, Hasenauer J, Bioinformatics 34 (4) :705-707 (2017).


PESTO is a widely applicable and highly customizable toolbox for parameter estimation in MathWorks MATLAB. It offers scalable algorithms for optimization, uncertainty and identifiability analysis, which work in a very generic manner, treating the objective function as a black box. Hence, PESTO can be used for any parameter estimation problem, for which the user can provide a deterministic objective function in MATLAB.