Gatherer Model v1

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Agent behavior

At present, the gatherers work to collect food from random locations on the map. If they do not have food in their possession, they go find it. If they have food, they look for a large collection of food nearby in which to put their food.

System behavior

At present no other system behavior has been implemented.

Rationale for agent rules

The gatherer agents need to fulfill their roles as gatherers. Implementing these rules keeps them gathering constantly until there are no uncollected pieces of food.

Next steps

• Implement food consumption and energy burning

• Implement food regeneration

• Implement another tribe of gatherers



Create # of gatherers and scatter.

Create chosen density of grain to gather and scatter those patches.

At each tick, each gatherer:

I look for a yellow grain patch.

When I find a yellow grain patch, I pick it up.

If I have a grain patch, I take it to another grain pile.

If I find a grain pile, I put the grain there.

If I have deposited grain, I can eat a different patch of grain.

If there is no grain left on the ground and I have no grain with me, I stop moving.

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turtles-own [has-food?]

to setup
  set-default-shape turtles "person" ;; create hunters
  ask patches
  [ ifelse random-float 100 < density 
    [set pcolor yellow] ;; scatter food
    [set pcolor green] ]
  create-turtles number [
    set color white
    set size 5
    setxy random-xcor random-ycor
    set has-food? false

to go
  ;; AH: Adding correct indentation here makes it a lot easier to read and code. Just highlight and press tab. :)

  ask turtles [
    ask turtles with [not has-food?] [find-food]
    ask turtles with [has-food?] [find-pile]
;    place-food
;    eat-food
;    check-dead 

;; We move in a separate procedure

to move 
  fd 1
  rt 20 - random 40

;; You call this procedure recursively and move around, instead of moving around for each tick, and then calling this
;; procedure.

to find-food
  ;; AH: If you use ifelse, you should use equals, and not 'not equals', if just for readability. The else-bracket here
  ;; is executed when the pcolor is not not yellow, which just doesn't read very well.

  ;; AH: If the pcolor is yellow you move forward until the pcolor is not yellow.
  ;; If the pcolor is not yellow, then you set the pcolor to green, set the color of the gatherer to red
  ;; and move forward 10 in some random direction. I am not sure what you are trying to do here.

;; old code
;    ifelse pcolor != yellow
;    [ set pcolor green
;      set color red
;      rt random 360
;      fd 10 ]
;    [fd 1
;      find-food]
    ;; we pick up food only if there is not already a lot of food around it
    ;; (i.e. on at least three patches)
    if pcolor = yellow and count neighbors with [pcolor = yellow] < 3 [
      ;; pick up food
      set has-food? true
      ;; remove food from patch
      set pcolor green

to find-pile
  ;; old code
;  ;; AH: You call this procedure recursively too.
;  if pcolor != yellow
;  [rt random 360
;    fd 1
;    find-pile
;  ]

  if pcolor = yellow and [pcolor] of patch-ahead 1 != yellow [
    ask patch-ahead 1 [set pcolor yellow]
    set has-food? false

;to place-food
;  ;; AH: You call this procedure recursively too.
;  ifelse pcolor = yellow
;  [ ask patch-ahead 1 [ set pcolor yellow ] 
;    set color white
;    rt random 360
;    fd 5
;  ]
;  [ rt random 360
;    fd 10
;    place-food
;  ]

;to eat-food
;  ;; This procedure runs the find-pile procedure which you have already run, and then sets
;  ;; the color of the patch that the turtle ends up on to green. I get that 
;  find-pile
;  set pcolor green

;to check-dead
;  ;; You ask all turtles to check if all patches are not yellow, and only then do you check 
;  ;; the color of the turtle to see if it should die. I am really not sure what you are trying to do here.
;  if not any? patches with [pcolor = yellow]
;   [ if color = white [ die ] ]

There is only one version of this model, created over 5 years ago by Audrey Hosford.

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