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RNETLOGO: an R package for running and exploring individual-based models implemented in NETLOGO

Jan C. Thiele
Winfried Kurth
Volker Grimm
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Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Year: 2012
Volume: 3
Page range: 480-483

1. NetLogo is a free software platformfor implementing individual-based and agent-based models. However, NetLogo’s support of systematic design, performance and analysis of simulation experiments is limited. The statistics softwareRincludes such support. 2. RNetLogo is an R package that links R and NetLogo: anyNetLogo program can be controlled and run from R and model results can be transferred back to R for statistical analyses. RNetLogo includes 16 functions, which are explained and demonstrated in the user manual and tutorial. The design of RNetLogo was inspired by a similar link between Mathematica andNetLogo. 3. RNetLogo is a powerful tool for making individual-based modelling more efficient and less ad hoc. It links two fast growing user communities and constitutes a new interface for integrating descriptive statistical analyses and individual-based modelling.

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agent-based modelling, design of experiments, Gnu R, individual-based modelling, model analysis, Modelling software, NetLogo, simulation