Chapter 3 - Designing and Developing an Agent-based Model
This folder includes the accompanying resources for the chapter. For full book details, see: http://www.abmgis.org/.
In this chapter we explore the questions that social scientists and geographers must consider when designing and building an agent-based model. Taking you through the complete design process, we explore the considerations required in defining a simulation overview, in designing the simulation world, the nature of agent interactions with each other and the world around them, and how the agents act and evolve. In the book we also look at other design frameworks and software toolkits are available to use, and their relative pros and cons.
This chapter will introduce the core concepts and frameworks that can be used to plan, implement and disseminate geographical agent-based models.
Tutorial / Lecture Slides
The lecture slides for this chapter are available here: Chapter3 Lecture Slides.
A tutorial for this chapter, where we apply the design process outlined fully in the book, can be found here: Chapter3 Tutorial. This tutorial involves the development of the Segregation Model, shown below.
For full details about the book, see: http://www.abmgis.org/.