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Emergence 2009: Exploration and Barriers V


Biology 361 = Computer Science 361
Bryn Mawr College, Spring 2009


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SETUP and GO buttons are standard.

When AUTO-RESET is on, every time the turtle has visited every patch, the number of ticks required to fill every patch is stored and the world resets and continues to run. This is an easy way to complete numerous runs to get an average filltime. The RUN# monitor keeps track of how many runs have been completes

When LIMIT-HEADINGS is on, the turtle randomly chooses between the 4 cardinal headings at each tick, rather than any heading between 0 and 360.

When FD-RANDOM is on, the turtle takes a random number of steps at each tick.

The STEPS slider controls how many steps the turtle takes at each tick if FD-RANDOM is off.

The PERCENT VISITED plot and monitor keep track of the percentage of patches the turtle has visited within each run.

The AVERAGE FILLTIME plot and monitor keep a running average of how long the turtle takes to visit all patches in each run.

Change settings to see how they adjust the average filltime. Use SETUP when you change settings so that the average filltime will not be affected by previous runs with different settings. See what settings give the lowest average filltime.
This model makes use of lists to keep a record of filltime values. The list is used to keep a running average of filltime with the MEAN primitive. It also uses the ONE-OF primitive, which gives a random item from a list.
Make multiple turtles with individual toxic colors, make turtles change patch colors to other turtles' toxic colors and see what happens.
This model uses the startup procedure, which runs automatically when the model is opened. It also uses some mouse-related primitives to allow user input (drawings), and the stamp primitive to leave a record of a turtle at a specific spot.


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