AGES: Agentsheets Genetic Evolutionary Simulations

Craig, Braden
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science Department of Computer Science 1997


Agentsheets Genetic Evolutionary Simulations (AGES) is a system developed with Agentsheets with VisualAgenTalk (AS-VAT) to promote the study of complex adaptive systems (cas) subject to evolution. AGES can be used to model a wide array of cas, from ecological systems such as a rain forest to economic systems such as the New York Stock Exchange. Being embedded in AS-VAT, AGES enables non-expert end-users of all ages to explore interesting and important concepts of cas through programming.