I am sure that your request is not for personal use, whenever the first book
I read on the subject is Epstein and Axtell "Growing Artificial Societies"
and it is really a good book, well written, simple enough for a beginner to
imagine what could be done in ABM even if the described models are not
confronted to real data and could be seen as toy-models...
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Pietro Terna [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Envoyé : jeudi 8 août 2002 21:33
> À : [log in to unmask]
> Objet : Re: Introducing ABM: Recommendations
> Dear Edmund,
> two books in which (sorry) I'm a little bit invonveld.
> F. Luna and B. Stefansson (eds.) (2000), Economic Simulations
> in Swarm:
> Agent-Based Modelling and Object Oriented Programming. Dordrecht and
> London, Kluwer Academic.
> F. Luna and A. Perrone (eds) (2001), Agent-Based Methods in
> Economics and
> Finance: Simulations in Swarm. Dordrecht and London, Kluwer Academic.
> ATB, Pietro
> At 15.41 08/08/02 +0100, Edmund Chattoe wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >If you had to recommend an ABM book/paper to someone without a
> >background in ABM, but with specialised knowledge that they were keen
> >to model, what reasonably accessible (in the library sense) work
> >would you use to show them what could be done?
> >Edmund Chattoe: Department of Sociology, University of
> Oxford, Littlegate
> >House, St Ebbes, Oxford, OX1 1PS, tel: 01865-286174, fax:
> >http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk Review Editor, J. Artificial Societies
> >and Social Simulation (JASSS) http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/
> >"So act as
> >to treat humanity, whether in your own person or in another,
> always as an
> >end, and never as only a means." (Immanuel Kant,
> Fundamental Principles)