Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-193

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Multi-Dimensional Dependencies of Phase Transitions in the Axelrod Culture Dissemination Model

K. A. Hawick and D. P. Playne

Archived: 2013

Abstract

Sociophysics models such the Axelrod model of cultural dissemination exhibit complex spatial pattern formation and phase transitional behaviour. Properties of multi-agent models often only reveal themselves on multiple langth and time scales. We describe extensive simulations of the family of Axelrod-like models in multiple spatial dimensions and with varying numbers of cultural traits present, and report on the location and trends of the phase transitions. We describe some parallel computing techniques using graphical processing units, necessary to explore large system sizes, different hyperdimensions and long simulation times. We present finding concenrning the relationship between spatial dimension and the critical number of traits present in the model.

Keywords: Axelrod model; culture dissemination; spatial model; multi scale; multi trait; spread; geometries

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@TECHREPORT{CSTN-193,
        author = {K. A. Hawick and D. P. Playne},
        title = {Multi-Dimensional Dependencies of Phase Transitions in the Axelrod
                Culture Dissemination Model},
        institution = {Computer Science, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand},
        year = {2013},
        number = {CSTN-193},
        month = {June},
        keywords = {Axelrod model; culture dissemination; spatial model; multi scale;
                multi trait; spread; geometries},
        owner = {kahawick},
        timestamp = {2013.06.10}
}


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