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Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~buriol/papers/Physical_Review_E_06.pdf Denise Howell We present an analysis of the statistical properties and growth of the free on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. By describing topics by vertices and hyperlinks between them as edges, we can represent this encyclopedia as … Continue reading

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Stumbleupon Review of : http://home.earthlink.net/~ckadushin/Texts/Basic%20Network%20Concepts.pdf So, you want to learn about Social Network Theory! Sick and tired of that horrible left-out feeling you get at dinner parties, or down the pub, when your friends start discussing Social Network Theory and … Continue reading

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The Danger of Dogmatizing Fuzziness

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.zulenet.com/VladimirDimitrov/pages/dogma.html Fuzziology warns us against the danger of dogmatizing the fuzziness inherent in human understanding. The danger of following ‘dogmatically’ any precisely described instruction-manual or algorithm that helps us to run a technological process (or an … Continue reading

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Michael W. Macy: Social Order in Artificial Worlds

Stumbleupon Review of : http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/1/1/4.html Abstract How does social order emerge among autonomous but interdependent agents? The expectation of future interaction may explain cooperation based on rational foresight, but the “shadow of the future” offers little leverage on the problem … Continue reading

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Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www-abc.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/shtmus/ How can anyone be rational in a world where knowledge is limited, time is pressing, and deep thought is often an unattainable luxury? In our book, “Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart,” we invite readers … Continue reading

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CFinder has moved to http://angel.elte.hu/cfinder.

Stumbleupon Review of : http://angel.elte.hu/clustering/ CFinder is a free software for finding overlapping dense groups of nodes in networks, based on the Clique Percolation Method, CPM, of Palla et. al. (2005). CFinder offers a fast and efficient method for clustering … Continue reading

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Dawkins Biomorph Viewer

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.rennard.org/alife/english/biomgb.html Biomorph Viewer allows you to intervene directly on the genome. Click one of the genes in the last square and move the mouse, the corresponding genes will be automatically modified. If, during this process, the … Continue reading

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Self-Organizing Systems FAQ for Usenet newsgroup comp.theory.self-org-sys

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.calresco.org/sos/sosfaq.htm The Science of Self-Organizing Systems The scientific study of self-organizing systems is relatively new, although questions about how organization arises have of course been raised since ancient times. The forms we identify around us are … Continue reading

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The Computational Beauty of Nature

Stumbleupon Review of : http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/FLAOH/cbnhtml/home.html Welcome! This is the home page for The Computational Beauty of Nature, affectionately known as “The Fish and Chips Book.” Here, you will find information about the book, source code for simulations involving fractals, chaos, … Continue reading

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Agent-Based Computational Economics (Tesfatsion)

Stumbleupon Review of : http://www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/ace.htm Agent-based computational economics (ACE) is the computational study of economic processes modeled as dynamic systems of interacting agents. Here “agent” refers broadly to a bundle of data and behavioral methods representing an entity constituting part … Continue reading

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