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Nikolai, Cynthia and Madey, Gregory (2009). 'Tools of the Trade: A Survey of Various Agent Based Modeling Platforms'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 12(2)2 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/2/2.html>.

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@article{nikolai2009,
title = {Tools of the Trade: A Survey of Various Agent Based Modeling Platforms},
author = {Nikolai, Cynthia and Madey, Gregory},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {12},
number = {2},
pages = {2},
year = {2009},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/2/2.html},
keywords = {Agent Based Modeling, Individual Based Model, Multi Agent Systems},
abstract = {Agent Based Modeling (ABM) toolkits are as diverse as the community of people who use them. With so many toolkits available, the choice of which one is best suited for a project is left to word of mouth, past experiences in using particular toolkits and toolkit publicity. This is especially troublesome for projects that require specialization. Rather than using toolkits that are the most publicized but are designed for general projects, using this paper, one will be able to choose a toolkit that already exists and that may be built especially for one's particular domain and specialized needs. In this paper, we examine the entire continuum of agent based toolkits. We characterize each based on 5 important characteristics users consider when choosing a toolkit, and then we categorize the characteristics into user-friendly taxonomies that aid in rapid indexing and easy reference.},
}

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TY - JOUR
TI - Tools of the Trade: A Survey of Various Agent Based Modeling Platforms
AU - Nikolai, Cynthia
AU - Madey, Gregory
Y1 - 2009/03/31/
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 12
IS - 2
SP - 2
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KW - Agent Based Modeling
KW - Individual Based Model
KW - Multi Agent Systems
N2 - Agent Based Modeling (ABM) toolkits are as diverse as the community of people who use them. With so many toolkits available, the choice of which one is best suited for a project is left to word of mouth, past experiences in using particular toolkits and toolkit publicity. This is especially troublesome for projects that require specialization. Rather than using toolkits that are the most publicized but are designed for general projects, using this paper, one will be able to choose a toolkit that already exists and that may be built especially for one's particular domain and specialized needs. In this paper, we examine the entire continuum of agent based toolkits. We characterize each based on 5 important characteristics users consider when choosing a toolkit, and then we categorize the characteristics into user-friendly taxonomies that aid in rapid indexing and easy reference.
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