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DOI 10.18564/jasss.2018
Title (Primary) Agent-based modelling: tools for linking NetLogo and R
Author Thiele, J.C.; Kurth, W.; Grimm, V.
Journal JASSS-The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Year 2012
Department OESA
Volume 15
Issue 3
Page From art. 8
Language englisch
Keywords agent-based modelling;design of experiments;R, NetLogo;model analysis; modelling software

A seamless integration of software platforms for implementing agent-based models and for analysing their output would facilitate comprehensive model analyses and thereby make agent-based modelling more useful. Here we report on recently developed tools for linking two widely used software platforms: NetLogo for implementing agent-based models, and R for the statistical analysis and design of experiments. Embedding R into NetLogo allows the use of advanced statistical analyses, specific statistical distributions, and advanced tools for visualization from within NetLogo programs. Embedding NetLogo into R makes it possible to design simulation experiments and all settings for analysing model output from the outset, using R, and then embed NetLogo programs in this virtual laboratory. Our linking tools have the potential to significantly advance research based on agent-based modelling.

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Thiele, J.C., Kurth, W., Grimm, V. (2012):
Agent-based modelling: tools for linking NetLogo and R
JASSS 15 (3), art. 8