Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-195

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Catalytic Sets and Cyclic Repetition in Spatial Agent-Based Models

K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2013

Abstract

Spatial multi-agent models often exhibit complex spatial patterns including layering and other emergent mechanisms for agents to segregate or multually avoid certain species. We investigate layers and cyclic repeat patterns in various models including the rock-paper-scissors family on various simulation geometries and with different dimansions. We study catalytic effects where one agent species gives rise to some behavioural interactions between two or more different species. We report on the transitions found in the number of species and also in the spatial dimension. We describe some novel metrics to count different pattern motifs and how they can be used to locate the transitions.

Keywords: catalytic sets; automata; cycles; spatial agent-based models; multi-scale models

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@TECHREPORT{CSTN-195,
        author = {K. A. Hawick},
        title = {Catalytic Sets and Cyclic Repetition in Spatial Agent-Based Models},
        institution = {Computer Science, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand},
        year = {2013},
        number = {CSTN-195},
        month = {June},
        keywords = {catalytic sets; automata; cycles; spatial agent-based models; multi-scale
                models},
        owner = {kahawick},
        timestamp = {2013.06.10}
}


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