October 2004


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Randy Latimer <[log in to unmask]>
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MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:11:56 -0400
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Thanks, my first "exercise" is to have students run ants foraging, running
it for awhile, and describing what it is they think the ants are doing.

I'd like to have them look at the Schelling model too. Isn't this a basic
"starter" into this agent modeling area?

> Randy, I noticed this as well when we whipped up the applet.  We're
> using getResourceAsStream("index.html") but for some reason it's not
> loading.  I wonder if it's a security restriction.  Runs fine as an
> app.
> BTW, there's a secret applet: try ''
> Schelling's Segregation Model.  Well, the rules are wrong I think --
> various web pages disagree, so we're looking up what the rules are
> *really* supposed to be.
> Sean
> On Oct 21, 2004, at 9:08 AM, Randy Latimer wrote:
>> I'm making up an assignment for students here to begin learning about
>> agent modeling.  Looking through the MASON applet is a good starting
>> point.
>> Looks like the "About" portions are blank (?)  Does this "About"
>> information exist?  If not, maybe the students here can research the
>> background of these projects on the applet page, and write up "About"
>> backgrounds. These background descriptions can be sent to you, and
>> added
>> to the applet.