Science Diliman, Vol 16, No 2 (2004)

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Experimental Verification of the Allelomimesis Clustering Model

Dranreb Earl Juanico, Caesar Saloma

Abstract


The allelomimesis clustering model is based on only two parameters a and p, which represent the probability of nearest-neighbor copying and the fraction of unresponsive agents, respectively. The model results into the formation of clusters of agents, the sizes of which obey a distribution that is determined by the values of a and p. Several experimental data are fitted by tuning the two parameters. In particular, the significance of the value of a that corresponds to an experimental data is discussed and justified according to ecological context. Recommendations for possible extensions of the model are also enumerated.

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