Modeling Guidelines

Category: Resources
Posted by: Aaron and Ken

Below you will find essays and tutorials regarding modeling concepts. These are resources beyond specific tips and tricks. These are broad, far-reaching general guides to good modeling and/or ways to expand beyond the usual confines of agent-based models. This section span the range from summaries of ideas to step-by-step tutorials. If you have a request for a particular how-to guide then please feel free to contact us at

In addition to the material below, you may find some of our presentations and lesson slides useful.

Guideline 1: Models Without Limits

Category: Guidelines
Posted by: Ken

Id like to share a handful of modeling techniques that Ive found useful for implementing more realistic neighborhoods and world sizes. You can use these for modeling a physical world, without the commitment of using GIS tools. Read it here.