Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Agent-based models in a web browser

Sharing agent-based models over the web is never very easy. You can do it with NetLogo but it requires that your web browser supports  Java 5 (but this is not recommended). One could create a jar file for your model if you are using MASON, for example. But this still requires a number of steps before you see the model running. One way to bypass this is to build the model directly into the web page. While we have highlighted the use of JavaScript for Agent-based modeling in a previous post. Ernesto Carrella, a PhD  candidate from the Department of Computational Social Science has just created some proof of concept agent-based models exploring fishing using Dart which are overlaid on top of Google maps. If you want to find out more, checkout his models over on GitHub.

No comments: