Course Details and Schedule

This seven session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the third session you will learn the basics of the NetLogo programming language.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • How to construct NetLogo programs
  • Basic concepts of agents
  • Agentsets
  • Commands
  • Reporters
  • Control structures
  • Construction of simple models
Course information
Intended audience Anyone interested in agent-based or individual-based modelling
Prior knowledge It is recommended that students take all the sessions in this series as each session builds on the knowledge gained in previous sessions.
Resources Notes and resources will be available online
Software http://modelling4all.org
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information See: http://modelling4all.org
Where next? Come to the follow-on session Agent-based modelling (ABM): Designing models and model components (session 4)
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

Schedule

Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.