Copyright © 1999-2000 by Swarm Development Group
A User's Guide for the Swarm Simulation System
This document began with the Swarm Tutorial presented at SwarmFests 1998 and 1999 by Benedikt Stefansson of CASA Inc. (formerly of UCLA Department of Economics). The Swarm Toolkit is discussed in three stages of increasing detail. The first part provides an introductory treatment and description of Swarm. The second part provides a deeper survey of the anatomy of a swarm program. The third part goes into significantly greater detail on some elements of programming in Swarm that users are likely to enounter as they build programs with Swarm. Users are encouraged to explore the Swarm sample programs and to visit the Swarm home page, where they can find out the latest news and join the Swarm e-mail community.
Paul Johnson's effort on this project was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (SBR-9709404). Paul is the primary author of the main bulk of the Guide material.
Alex Lancaster is responsible for most of the SGML-"smithing" and markup issues in DocBook (see Colophon) and supplied additional material and text.
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