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ABMs Using Repast and Java

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Abstract

This chapter provides the reader with a practical introduction to agent-based modeling, via the Repast Simphony programming environment. Using examples of agent-based models from an earlier chapter, we look in detail at how to build models via either flowcharts or Java code. We illustrate some of the ways in which a toolkit such as Repast considerably simplifies the life of the modeler by providing extensive support for model visualization, charting of results, and multiple runs, for instance.

Keywords

Agent Type Agent Class Malaria Model Grid Projection Tick Count 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of KentCanterbury, KentUK

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