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Sensitivity analysis is the study of how the uncertainty in the output of a mathematical model or system (numerical or otherwise) can be apportioned to different sources of uncertainty in its inputs. A related practice is uncertainty analysis, which has a greater focus on uncertainty quantification and propagation of uncertainty. Ideally, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis should be run in tandem.
Sensitivity analysis can be useful for a range of purposes, including
This site aims at offering a review of the current state of art of sensitivity analysis and a short description of the most widely used methods and software. It aims at guiding a non-expert user in the choice of the method to adopt for solving his/her problem. It aims at animating discussions among researchers from different backgrounds, involved in theoretical and practical aspects of SA.