How to Do Large-Scale ABMS

Michael J. North and Charles M. Macal

in Managing Business Complexity

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172119
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789894 | DOI:
 How to Do Large-Scale ABMS

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This chapter discusses large-scale agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS). Useful features of toolkits are discussed and the Repast and Swarm toolkits are considered as examples. Important features of large-scale development environments are also presented. The large-scale modeling lifecycle is discussed including tools such as design patterns, with the “agent-based model” and the “scheduler scramble” design patterns used as examples.

Keywords: toolkits; Repast; Swarm; development environments; modeling lifecycle; design patterns; ABM design pattern; scheduler; scramble design pattern

Chapter.  14645 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business Strategy

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