Agent-based modeling has found applications in a wide range of fields including economics, sociology, ecology, epidemiology, transportation planning, and more. Its versatility allows researchers to investigate various “what-if” scenarios, test the effects of different policies or interventions, and gain insights into the underlying mechanisms driving complex systems. This article is intended for the curious student or researcher who is unfamiliar with agent based modeling, and is looking for a quick but reasonably informative exposure to the field.

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