Computational Model Library

This program simulates a group of hunter-gatherer (households) moving randomly over an artificial landscapoe pulated with resources randomly distributed (a Gaussian distribution). To survive, agents hunt and gather using their own labor resources and available technology. When labor and technology is not enough to compensate the resource difficulty of access, they need to cooperate. The purpose of the model is to analyze the consequences of cooperation on cultural diversity: the more the agents cooperate, the more their culture (a 10 componenet vector) is updated to imitate the culture of cooperative agents. The less the agent cooperates, the more different its culture becomes.

Cooperation Under Resources Pressure (CURP)

María Pereda José Manuel Galán Ordax José Ignacio Santos Martín | Published Mon Nov 21 10:47:02 2016 | Last modified Wed Apr 25 16:56:11 2018

This is an agent-based model designed to explore the evolution of cooperation under changes in resources availability for a given population


Tony Lawson | Published Fri Mar 16 10:31:35 2012 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:48 2013

How can species evolve a cooperative network to keep the environment suitable for life?

Hegmon's Model of Sharing

Sean Bergin | Published Thu May 2 16:23:55 2013

The purpose of Hegmon’s Sharing model is to develop an understanding of the effect sharing strategies have on household survival.

We build a computational model to investigate, in an evolutionary setting, a series of questions pertaining to happiness.

Peer reviewed Horse population dynamics

Nika Galic | Published Tue Nov 12 23:23:48 2013 | Last modified Wed Oct 29 17:21:57 2014

This model investigates the link between prescribed growth in body size, population dynamics and density dependence through population feedback on available resources.

Using webs of replicas of Atwood’s Machine, we explore implications of the Maximum Power Principle. This is one of a series of models exploring the dynamics of sustainable economics – PSoup, ModEco, EiLab, OamLab, MppLab, TpLab, CmLab.

Setting the Stage for Inequality

Timothy Dennehy | Published Mon Mar 11 21:52:57 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:45 2013

How can a strictly egalitarian social system give way to a stratified society if all of its members punish each other for any type of selfish behavior? This model examines the role of prestige bias in constant and variable environments on the development of hierarchies of wealth.

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