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agent-based modeling

judie messier

Joined: Apr 27, 2002
Posts: 2
Can Java be used to create agent-based modeling programs? Specifically, can Java create a set of agents, each of whom has individual attributes? Can Java create mechanisms for these agents to interact, and for agents to change their attributes as a result of these interactions? Can Java provide for a visual representation of the agents, their interactions, their aggregations, and their movement OVER TIME? C++ has been used to do this, so it seems logical that Java could also be used. I am not i nterested in doing any programming for the Internet or for website; just programming for agent-based modeling.
If this is not the right forum for asking this question, I would be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks...!!
Thomas Paul
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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How about this book:

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judie messier

Joined: Apr 27, 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks, Thomas Paul, for scoping out that book. Unfortunately, while it looks very interesting, it is about Artificial Intelligence, rather than about Agent-based modeling. Any other thoughts?
John Dale
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Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 399
Try RePast and Ascape
These, as well as Swarm, showed up in a simple search at Yahoo. There were many other interesting-looking hits.
[ April 28, 2002: Message edited by: John Dale ]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: agent-based modeling
It's not a secret anymore!