COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR – Connecting R and NetLogo – Harold Walbert

When:
November 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2016-11-18T15:00:00-05:00
2016-11-18T16:30:00-05:00
Where:
Center for Social Complexity Suite
3rd Floor
Research Hall
Fairfax Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Karen Underwood
7039939298

COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FRIDAY SEMINAR

Harold Walbert, CSS PhD Student
Department of Computational and Data Sceinces
George Mason University

Connecting R and NetLogo

Friday, November 18, 20016, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
3rd Floor Research Hall

This talk will focus on the specifics of how you connect R to NetLogo. The open source agent based modeling platform NetLogo is used to create many agent based models. R is a powerful open source programming language that offers a wide array of tools for cleaning, analyzing, modeling and visualizing data. The first example will focus on how to get started using the well known Schelling segregation model from the models library in NetLogo. The talk will progress with examples of how I have used these tools to analyze and understand my own agent based models. Topics covered will include data import (agents, networks), data cleaning, running parameter sweeps, repeatability and replication, as well as ways to integrate code with data to help with repeatability and replication.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session along with light refreshments.