New release of Behaviour Composer

The latest release of the Behaviour Composer and the BC2NetLogo tool are now available. They are compatible with NetLogo 6.0. However, since NetLogo Web is not (yet) compatible with NetLogo 6.0 the default domain ( is still  compatible with NetLogo … Continue reading

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News from Oxford and Barcelona

1. Andreas Duering won best student post at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference on Saturday: We are delighted to announce that the Archaeopress Prize for the Best Student Poster/Paper at CAA-UK, Oxford 2014 was awarded to … Continue reading

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A talk entitled ‘Urban growth and decay’ was as much about archaeology and rioting

I just returned from an interesting talk in the Mathematical Institute by Hannah Fry from UCL’s CASA centre. There was lots of heavy mathematics and some interesting applications. I especially liked the model of the London riots in 2011. It combined nicely … Continue reading

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All UK school children expected to learn computer modelling

The UK National Curriculum (Key Stage 3 – 11 to 14 year olds) now requires that students design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems 8 to 11 year olds are expected … Continue reading

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Listened to a good BBC radio discussion of Complexity Science

A very good introduction (43 minutes) to complex systems, emergence, agent-based modelling, chaos, etc.  They very rarely used the word ‘agent’ but spoke of the concept non-stop. Also interesting that they referred to agents as mathematical. That is OK in … Continue reading

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