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January 22, 1998


Segregation Simulator - Small

By PETER WAYNER
Try these experiments:
  • Set the threshold to 2. This means that people will only move to a empty square if it has two neighbors of the same group. Leave the radius at 1.
  • Press "stop simulation." Set the mouse to draw closed cells. These can simulate industrial areas or large barriers like railroad tracks or freeways. Start the simulation again. Often groups will end up controlling opposite sides of the barrier.
  • Increase the radius to 2. Now there are 24 possible neighbors. This calculation weights the distance as explained in the FAQ.


Peter Wayner at [email protected] welcomes your comments and suggestions.




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