Category Archives: Simulation


Geosimulation is the term first used for modelling geospatial systems by Benenson and Torrens where the models in question focus on agents, objects, cells and patterns. Marceau & Benenson present a snapshot of the state of the art in this … Continue reading

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Why Agent-Based Modelling?

Andrew Crooks notes the work of Doyne Farmer with Rob Axtell on ABMs for housing markets which pointed to an article by Rob on Why Agents? More on these ideas in our edited book¬†Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems¬†published by Springer … Continue reading

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Is Digital Simulation the Same as Physical Experimentation?

Simulation models test theories against data we cannot reproduce in the physical environment their theory relates to. We cannot experiment on the real thing. But how different are simulations from experiments? In Science in Age of Computer Simulation, Winsberg presents … Continue reading

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