6.2. What Are You Supposed to Learn from the Tutorial?

So, after you worked on the tutorial for 20 hours or so, what then? You should know all kinds of details about how Swarm can be used, of course, but there are some bigger themes.

It is not vital to know how to model bugs (although, perhaps for an entomologist...), rather, it is vital to understand that Swarm is a toolkit that provides a housing for a modeling exercise. Swarm imposes no inherent limitations on the nature of agents that can be represented within its framework.


Don't read much further in this user guide until you work on the tutorial. You will know if you have worked on it long enough when you understand clearly each of the following points.



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