By Uri Wilensky,William Rand

The introduction of common speedy computing has enabled us to paintings on extra complicated difficulties and to construct and learn extra complicated versions. This ebook presents an creation to at least one of the first methodologies for learn during this new box of data. Agent-based modeling (ABM) deals a brand new method of doing technology: via engaging in computer-based experiments. ABM is appropriate to complicated structures embedded in traditional, social, and engineered contexts, throughout domain names that diversity from engineering to ecology. An creation to Agent-Based Modeling deals a complete description of the center suggestions, equipment, and purposes of ABM. Its hands-on method -- with hundreds and hundreds of examples and routines utilizing NetLogo -- permits readers to start developing types instantly, despite adventure or discipline.The ebook first describes the character and cause of agent-based modeling, then provides the method for designing and development ABMs, and eventually discusses tips to make the most of ABMs to respond to complicated questions. good points in every one bankruptcy contain step by step courses to constructing versions mainly textual content; textual content bins with more information and ideas; end-of-chapter explorations; and references and lists of suitable interpreting. there's additionally an accompanying web site with all of the types and code.

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