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Supermodels and James Bond: How They Are Different From Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation. Alexander S. Mentis 15 October 2013. Agent-Based Modeling?. Sadly, no. Then what is it?. Simulation The imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time

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supermodels and james bond how they are different from agent based modeling and simulation

Supermodels and James Bond: How They Are Different From Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

Alexander S. Mentis

15 October 2013

then what is it
Then what is it?
  • Simulation
    • The imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time

Not to be confused with…

  • Emulation
    • The replication of the behavior of a real-world process or system
benefits of simulation
Benefits of Simulation
  • Faster (maybe)
  • Cheaper (maybe)
  • Safer (most likely)
simulation begins with a model
Simulation begins with a model…
  • The “model represents the key characteristics or behaviors/functions of the selected physical or abstract system or process”
  • Agent-based modeling (ABM) models “the actions and interactions of autonomous agents … with a view to assessing their effects on the system as a whole”

(Source: Wikiknow-it-all)

verification and validation
Verification and Validation
  • Verification
    • “Am I building the thing right?”
    • Is the functionality implemented correctly?
  • Validation
    • “Am I building the right thing?”
    • Does the behavior of the simulated system match the behavior of the real one?
    • Does the simulation produce the needed output?
applications of simulation
Applications of Simulation
  • Training and education
  • “What-if?” analysis and prediction
  • Testing
  • Studying complex systems
    • Biology
    • Ecology
    • Social/network science
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