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Brief introductory guide to agent-based modeling and an illustration from urban health research

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Title
Brief introductory guide to agent-based modeling and an illustration from urban health research
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, November 2015
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00051615
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Authors

Amy H. Auchincloss, Leandro Martin Totaro Garcia

Abstract

There is growing interest among urban health researchers in addressing complex problems using conceptual and computation models from the field of complex systems. Agent-based modeling (ABM) is one computational modeling tool that has received a lot of interest. However, many researchers remain unfamiliar with developing and carrying out an ABM, hindering the understanding and application of it. This paper first presents a brief introductory guide to carrying out a simple agent-based model. Then, the method is illustrated by discussing a previously developed agent-based model, which explored inequalities in diet in the context of urban residential segregation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 50 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 4%
Other 1 2%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 2%
Professor 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 40 80%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Engineering 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 40 80%