[R] Agent-based social simulation and R

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Sat Nov 8 11:57:22 CET 2008

Thomas Petzoldt wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> you may have a look at the CRAN package simecol, that has some examples 
> how to implement different types of dynamic models in R (differential 
> equations, grid models, individual based models).
> Individual-based models (IBMs) are a model family used in ecology, which 
> are in its essence almost the same as ABMs in other areas.
> See http://simecol.r-forge.r-project.org for the package, examples, 
> pdf's, and in particular the useR!2008 slides.

Thank you for the suggestions.  I'll have a look at that alternative as 
well.  For the time being the prime candidate in the R world seems to be 
the igraph package, which is oriented towards graph theory and SNA, 
something that would be convenient (less programming).


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