1. yes you can specify different types of agents in Netlogo (different breeds). See Wolf Sheep Predation example in the Netlogo library.
2. see www.openabm.org for a list of tutorials and example models
From: News and discussion about computer simulation in the social sciences on behalf of Mingfeng Lin
Sent: Fri 8/1/2008 4:46 AM
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Subject: [SIMSOC] getting started with ABM
I'm very new to agent-based modeling, joining this mailing list
because the description of ABM that I read from the handbook chapters
suggests that it could be very useful to the topic I am studying. But
I was still wondering about a few things and I hope someone here on
the list might help me.
1. Is it possible to specify several different types of agents in the
simulation? By types I mean (1) different values on a particular
parameter; or (2) different goals or constraints. Will such models be
possible using available software such as NetLogo, or will I have to
write my own program in a lower-level language?
2. If I'd write such a program, can you recommend a book, a paper or
maybe a short course that can teach me the actual coding process?
Thank you very much for all your suggestions!