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agent-based model

A computational simulation in which the individual components ("agents") of a system are represented and interact explicitly. An agent-based model is typically iterated over time steps, with aspects of the agents updated at each time step. Agent-based models can be contrasted with models in which the behavior of the system is based on equations and individuals are not represented explicitly.

 

 


Topics
Agent-Based Modeling, Modeling, Simulation
Difficulty
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Sources
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