This is a collection of numerical approximations (rk4 method) for the various models of social insect binary nest decision making described in:
Marshall, James A. R., Rafal Bogacz, Anna Dornhaus, Robert Planqué, Tim Kovacs, and Nigel R. Franks. 2009. “On Optimal Decision-Making in Brains and Social Insect Colonies.” Journal of The Royal Society Interface, January, rsif.2008.0511. doi:10.1098/rsif.2008.0511.
Also included is a a GUI for tweaking parameters and visualizing the outcome; this is coded using the QT framework. See
insect_decision.pdf for more information.
This project was initially developed as an exercise for exploring (i) numerical approximation and (ii) QT.