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Agent-based modelling in Ruby

[2014-10-18 Sat 11:39] speaker: Sau Sheong, Paypal event: Geekcamp 2014 Programs for exploration of natural systems ** Boids by Craig Reynolds model animal motions through three simple rules ** Modelling money roids have energy, have to seek out food to replenish energy small population of the roids have most of the energy ** Adding sex -> birth and death roids have gender can give birth to new roids roids have a lifespan ** Natural selections add metabolism and vision range roid babies inherit these 2 attributes from their parents ** Inheritance of energy when a roid dies, its collected energy passed on to its children attributes take more time to increase, compared to without inheritance

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