Ants (Perspective Demo)

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Uri_dolphin3 Uri Wilensky (Author)

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patches-own [
  chemical             ;; amount of chemical on this patch
  food                 ;; amount of food on this patch (0, 1, or 2)
  nest?                ;; true on nest patches, false elsewhere
  nest-scent           ;; number that is higher closer to the nest
  food-source-number   ;; number (1, 2, or 3) to identify the food sources
]

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;; Setup procedures ;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

to setup
  clear-all
  set-default-shape turtles "bug"
  crt population
  [ set size 2         ;; easier to see
    set color red  ]   ;; red = not carrying food
  setup-patches
  reset-ticks
end 

to setup-patches
  ask patches
  [ setup-nest
    setup-food
    recolor-patch ]
end 

to setup-nest  ;; patch procedure
  ;; set nest? variable to true inside the nest, false elsewhere
  set nest? (distancexy 0 0) < 5
  ;; spread a nest-scent over the whole world -- stronger near the nest
  set nest-scent 200 - distancexy 0 0
end 

to setup-food  ;; patch procedure
  ;; setup food source one on the right
  if (distancexy (0.6 * max-pxcor) 0) < 5
  [ set food-source-number 1 ]
  ;; setup food source two on the lower-left
  if (distancexy (-0.6 * max-pxcor) (-0.6 * max-pycor)) < 5
  [ set food-source-number 2 ]
  ;; setup food source three on the upper-left
  if (distancexy (-0.8 * max-pxcor) (0.8 * max-pycor)) < 5
  [ set food-source-number 3 ]
  ;; set "food" at sources to either 1 or 2, randomly
  if food-source-number > 0
  [ set food one-of [1 2] ]
end 

to recolor-patch  ;; patch procedure
  ;; give color to nest and food sources
  ifelse nest?
  [ set pcolor violet ]
  [ ifelse food > 0
    [ if food-source-number = 1 [ set pcolor cyan ]
      if food-source-number = 2 [ set pcolor sky  ]
      if food-source-number = 3 [ set pcolor blue ] ]
    ;; scale color to show chemical concentration
    [ set pcolor scale-color green chemical 0.1 5 ] ]
end 

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;; Go procedures ;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

to go  ;; forever button
  ask turtles
  [ if who >= ticks [ stop ] ;; delay initial departure
    ifelse color = red
    [ look-for-food  ]       ;; not carrying food? look for it
    [ return-to-nest ]       ;; carrying food? take it back to nest
    wiggle
    fd 1 ]
  diffuse chemical (diffusion-rate / 100)
  ask patches
  [ set chemical chemical * (100 - evaporation-rate) / 100  ;; slowly evaporate chemical
    recolor-patch ]
  tick
end 

to return-to-nest  ;; turtle procedure
  ifelse nest?
  [ ;; drop food and head out again
    set color red
    rt 180 ]
  [ set chemical chemical + 60  ;; drop some chemical
    uphill-nest-scent ]         ;; head toward the greatest value of nest-scent
end 

to look-for-food  ;; turtle procedure
  if food > 0
  [ set color orange + 1     ;; pick up food
    set food food - 1        ;; and reduce the food source
    rt 180                   ;; and turn around
    stop ]
  ;; go in the direction where the chemical smell is strongest
  if (chemical >= 0.05) and (chemical < 2)
  [ uphill-chemical ]
end 

;; sniff left and right, and go where the strongest smell is

to uphill-chemical  ;; turtle procedure
  let scent-ahead chemical-scent-at-angle   0
  let scent-right chemical-scent-at-angle  45
  let scent-left  chemical-scent-at-angle -45
  if (scent-right > scent-ahead) or (scent-left > scent-ahead)
  [ ifelse scent-right > scent-left
    [ rt 45 ]
    [ lt 45 ] ]
end 

;; sniff left and right, and go where the strongest smell is

to uphill-nest-scent  ;; turtle procedure
  let scent-ahead nest-scent-at-angle   0
  let scent-right nest-scent-at-angle  45
  let scent-left  nest-scent-at-angle -45
  if (scent-right > scent-ahead) or (scent-left > scent-ahead)
  [ ifelse scent-right > scent-left
    [ rt 45 ]
    [ lt 45 ] ]
end 

to wiggle  ;; turtle procedure
  rt random 40
  lt random 40
  if not can-move? 1 [ rt 180 ]
end 

to-report nest-scent-at-angle [angle]
  let p patch-right-and-ahead angle 1
  if p = nobody [ report 0 ]
  report [nest-scent] of p
end 

to-report chemical-scent-at-angle [angle]
  let p patch-right-and-ahead angle 1
  if p = nobody [ report 0 ]
  report [chemical] of p
end 


; Copyright 1998 Uri Wilensky.
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