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The Resource X-machines for agent-based modeling : FLAME perspectives, Mariam Kiran

X-machines for agent-based modeling : FLAME perspectives, Mariam Kiran

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X-machines for agent-based modeling : FLAME perspectives
Title
X-machines for agent-based modeling
Title remainder
FLAME perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Mariam Kiran
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the Foreword:"This book exemplifies one of the most successful approaches to modeling and simulating [the] new generation of complex systems. FLAME was designed to make the building of large scale complex systems models straightforward and the simulation code that it generates is highly efficient and can be run on any modern technology. FLAME was the first such platform that ran efficiently on high performance parallel computers and a version for GPU technology is also available. At its heart, and the reason why it is so efficient and robust, is the use of a powerful computational model--Communicating X-machines--which is general enough to cope with most types of modelling problems. As well as being increasingly important in academic research, FLAME is now being applied in industry in many different application areas. This book describes the basics of FLAME and is illustrated with numerous examples."--Professor Mike Holcombe, University of Sheffield, UKAgent-based models have shown applications in various fields such as biology, economics, and social science. Over the years, multiple agent-based modeling frameworks have been produced, allowing experts with non-computing background to easily write and simulate their models. However, most of these models are limited by the capability of the framework, the time it takes for a simulation to finish, or how to handle the massive amounts of data produced. FLAME (Flexible Large-scale Agent-based Modeling Environment) was produced and developed through the years to address these issues.This book contains a comprehensive summary of the field, covers the basics of FLAME, and shows how concepts of X-machines, can be stretched across multiple fields to produce agent models. It has been written with several audiences in mind. First, it is organized as a collection of models, with detailed descriptions of how models can be designed, especially for beginners. A number of theoretical aspects of software engineering and how they relate to agent-based models are discussed for students interested in software engineering and parallel computing. Finally, it is intended as a guide to developers from biology, economics, and social science, who want to explore how to write agent-based models for their research area. By working through the model examples provided, anyone should be able to design and build agent-based models and deploy them. With FLAME, they can easily increase the agent number and run models on parallel computers, in order to save on simulation complexity and waiting time for results.Because the field is so large and active, the book does not aim to cover all aspects of agent-based modeling and its research challenges. The models are presented to show researchers how they can build complex agent functions for their models. The book demonstrates the advantage of using agent-based models in simulation experiments, providing a case to move away from differential equations and build more reliable, close to real, models."--Provided by publisher
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COO
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Kiran, M.
Dewey number
005.4/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Chapman & Hall/CRC computer and information science series
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  • Computer simulation
  • Multiagent systems
  • Virtual computer systems
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X-machines for agent-based modeling : FLAME perspectives, Mariam Kiran
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: complex systems, emergence and evolution -- Artificial agents -- Designing X-agents using FLAME -- Getting started with FLAME -- Agents in social science -- Agents in economic markets and games -- Agents in biology -- Testing agent behavior -- FLAME's future
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ocn972615861
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315370729
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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9781315353586
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972615861
Label
X-machines for agent-based modeling : FLAME perspectives, Mariam Kiran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: complex systems, emergence and evolution -- Artificial agents -- Designing X-agents using FLAME -- Getting started with FLAME -- Agents in social science -- Agents in economic markets and games -- Agents in biology -- Testing agent behavior -- FLAME's future
Control code
ocn972615861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315370729
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781315353586
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972615861

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