October 2006


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Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]>
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MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 22 Oct 2006 17:51:54 -0400
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Hugh, this is great to hear!  I wish you guys the best.


On Oct 20, 2006, at 5:12 AM, Hugh Barker wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just wanted to give my thanks to the developers on behalf of myself
> and the team I'm with for your work on MASON.
> We're final year undergrad Computing students at the University of
> Tasmania and for the past year we've been working on creating an app
> to aid the Australian Antarctic Division in understanding the
> distribution of krill in the Southern Ocean, in particular with
> regards to the accuracy of their acoustic surveys.
> We chose Mason at the start of the year as a foundation upon which to
> build, and we've found it to be a well written, flexible piece of
> software that made our job infinitely easier. We used Mason (fairly
> heavily hacked) as the interface and engine, connecting to R via
> Rserve to get distribution values for the krill in the study area.
> For the curious, check out our project website at
> although it will be
> updated quite a bit in the next few days, especially with information
> on our second (final) release. If anyone wants to check out the final
> product, let me know and I can chuck it up for download somewhere.
> Thanks again,
> Hugh Barker
> University of Tasmania.