Just for clarification, we're working on a generic web-based framework
that you can download and drop an ABM model into it with a some HTML and
config files, so the model becomes a participatory simulation. Users can
go to an URL and 'play' the model by impersonating an agent.
The work is in progress, but the framework already supports MASON
simulations and I believe the El Farol is known widely to be a perfect
candidate for demoing purposes. I thought I could spare implementing the
model but already done that and going to put it somewhere on the web soon.
Richard O. Legendi
Intelligent Applications and Web Services
AITIA International, Inc.
On 2013.05.09. 4:58, Sean Luke wrote:
> I guess what I meant was: it seems to me that El Farol can be roughly done with three environments: a small number of agents, a large number of agents, and an infinite number of agents (using proportions). The first and third cases might perhaps be too simple to implement to really need a large multiagent simulation toolkit. In the second case (a large finite number of agents), are the dynamics sufficiently different from the infinite case as to be interesting on their own? I'm speaking out of ignorance here.
> People heading to the bar would be cute I guess.
> On May 8, 2013, at 5:32 PM, Chris Hollander wrote:
>> Wouldn't you just use colors? Red stays home, blue goes to the bar? Or you could use two shapes, each with a size respective of how many go or stay home? Or you could get fancy and make a 3d world with keyframe animations of people going to the bar or sitting at home? Or maybe an AI mod for the Sims or SimCity that shows people going or not going to the bar? That'd be the most interesting I think.
>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> hmmm... I wonder how such a thing would be visualized. What would the agent behaviors be besides "go" or "stay"?
>> On May 8, 2013, at 5:18 PM, Rick Riolo wrote:
>>> the el farol is very much an abm ]problem--that was actually arthurs point:
>>> the traditonal game theory approach economoists traditionall y
>>> take completel y misses
>>> the rich dynamics inherent in the system.
>>> the minorit y game much studied b y phystists is a simpleified el farol.
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>>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> El-farol isn't really an agent-based problem, is it? It's a game theory problem; I'd think MASON would be overkill.
>>> On May 8, 2013, at 3:35 AM, Richard O. Legendi wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> Is anyone aware of an already implemented version of the El Farol model in Mason? I'd be very grateful for a link.
>>>> Thanks in advance!
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Richard O. Legendi
>>>> Software developer
>>>> Intelligent Applications and Web Services
>>>> AITIA International, Inc.