Steven F. Railsback and Volker Grimm. Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modelling: A Practical Introduction. Princeton, U.S.A.: Princeton University Press. 2012. 352 pages. U.S. $ 105.00.
Agent-based modelling is a relatively new modelling technique that studies actions and interactions of agents, including individuals and collective entities. The Agent-Based Models (ABMs) combine the elements of game theory, complex systems, emergence, and evolutionary programming to simulate actions and interactions of agents to understand complex phenomena and systems. Although the use of ABMs is quite widespread in computer sciences and engineering, their use is quite limited in social sciences, and other fields, such as biology. Not surprisingly, therefore,...
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