Predator Prey Models

Statistics and Simulation (Part 3)


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Period
Week 6-8: 5 February - 26 February 2015
Exercises

The exercise sheet defines the programme and timeline for the course. You should focus on the exercises and use videos and textbooks to understand how to solve them. Handouts:

  1. The project assignment (Exercise sheet)
  2. Tutorial and exercises (topics not included in the main project)
  3. SSA library for the tutorial: PKzip archive or tar-ball
  4. Correlation m-file for the tutorial: m-file
Mandatory Coursework

This part is a group project, with three mandatory oral presentations in Thursday classes. See the requirements page for coursework details.

Coding Theory Project

Session 1 (Thursday 5 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading

Key Concept Agent-Based Modelling, Object-Oriented Programming

Predator and Prey (A popular and generic model) MPEG4 / OGG 6:23 PDF Shiflet & Shiflet page 224+
Agent-Based Modelling (The micro-level approach to simulation) MPEG4 / OGG 5:38 clean
annotated
The Environment (A world for the agents) MPEG4 / OGG 7:34 clean
annotated
Objects versus Agents (The programmer's approach to agent-based models) MPEG4 / OGG 8:52 clean
annotated
Barnes and K├Âlling pages 326-342.
Session 2 (Friday 6 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading
Simulation of Gillespie models. To be prepared by Siebe.
Session 3 (Wednesday 11 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading

Key Concept Cellular Automata, Grids

Cellular Automata (Life on a Grid) MPEG4 / OGG 7:39 PDF Shiflet & Shiflet page 510+
Grid Landscapes MPEG4 / OGG 8:36 PDF
Cells versus Agents (Who is master?) MPEG4 / OGG 4:52 PDF
Session 4 (Thursday 12 February 2015)
Presentation of group work: Predator/Prey model
Session 5-6 (Friday 13 February and Wednesday 18 February 2015)
No videos. Some ideas on project management will be given in class. We will mainly work on the project. Some thoughts on project management
Some ideas from SCRUM
Implementing the simulator
Session 7 (Thursday 19 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading
Presentation of group work: Predator/Prey implementation
Session 8 (Friday 20 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading

Key Concept Correlation Coefficient

Correlation Coefficient (Comparing two Signals) MPEG4 / OGG 7:39 PDF Frisvold and Moe page 240-243
Session 9 (Wednesday 25 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading

Key Concept Point Estimator, Confidence Interval, Student's t-distribution

Including repetition from Week 4.

See also separate page on Estimation
Estimation with Unknown Variance (Introduction and Overview) MPEG4 / OGG 7:41 PDF Frisvold and Moe page 151-153
Estimating the Mean from Small Samples (Student's t-distribution) MPEG4 / OGG 6:13 PDF Frisvold and Moe pp. 135-136, 151-153.
Estimating the Mean (Exercise Example) MPEG4 / OGG 8:39 PDF
The Standard Error (The Random Nature of Estimators) MPEG4 / OGG 5:10 PDF Frisvold and Moe page 147
Session 10 (Thursday 26 February 2015) Videos Time Slides Reading
Presentation of group work: Predator/Prey analysis

Hans Georg Schaathun hasc@hials.no / Siebe van Albada siva@hials.no