In the field of space syntax: an agent-based model is a simulation of individual movement behaviour in which ‘agents’ choose their direction of movement based on a defined visual field derived from visibility graph analysis, in which agents have access to pre-computed information about what is visible from any given location in the map. The agent-based model allows the programmer to simulate the likely behaviour of people as they navigate through the environment. (See: Agents/Automata)
Agent-based model (or analysis)
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