# Help-Seeking

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turtles-own [points p-coop info1 info2 info3 info4 edu-attempt] patches-own [edu-patches] to setup clear-all setup-patches setup-turtles reset-ticks end to go if (all? turtles [shape = "person graduate"]) [stop] ;; stop after all agents have education move-turtles get-money get-edu tick end to move-turtles ask turtles [ right random 360 forward 1] end to setup-patches ;; creates institution - a purple square in the center; these patches have edu-patches = true ask patches [ set pcolor black set edu-patches false] ask patches with [pxcor > -5 and pxcor < 5 and pycor > -5 and pycor < 5] [set edu-patches true] ask patches with [edu-patches] [ set pcolor violet ] end to setup-turtles create-turtles n-turtles ask turtles [ setxy random-xcor random-ycor set color blue set shape "person" set size 1.5] ask n-of (percent-red * n-turtles) turtles [ set color red] get-info end to get-info ;; sets up knowledge of turtles. You can control how many people get every piece of info via n-get-info ask turtles [ set info1 0 set info2 0 set info3 0 set info4 0] ask n-of (p-get-info-blue * count turtles with [color = blue]) turtles with [color = blue] [ set info1 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-blue * count turtles with [color = blue]) turtles with [color = blue] [ set info2 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-blue * count turtles with [color = blue]) turtles with [color = blue] [ set info3 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-blue * count turtles with [color = blue]) turtles with [color = blue] [ set info4 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-red * count turtles with [color = red]) turtles with [color = red] [ set info1 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-red * count turtles with [color = red]) turtles with [color = red] [ set info2 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-red * count turtles with [color = red]) turtles with [color = red] [ set info3 1] ask n-of (p-get-info-red * count turtles with [color = red]) turtles with [color = red] [ set info4 1] end to get-money ;; turtles play a game where no moves have a cost, but coop brings another person benefit ask turtles with [color = red][ set points points + random get-money-red ] ask turtles with [color = blue][ set points points + random get-money-blue ] end to get-edu ;; person can attemt to get edu; the more info they have, the higher the chances of getting it on a certain try ask patches with [edu-patches] [ ask turtles-here [ if points > cost-of-edu and shape = "person" [ ;; person can only attempt edu if they have the "money" and don't have edu yet set points points - cost-of-edu ;; they pay for edu set edu-attempt edu-attempt + 1 ;; I count attempts to get edu if color = blue and random-float 1 < p-seek-help-blue [ seek-help ] if color = red and random-float 1 < p-seek-help-red [ seek-help ] if info1 + info2 + info3 + info4 = 4[ set shape "person graduate" ] if info1 + info2 + info3 + info4 = 3 [ if random-float 1 < 0.5 [ set shape "person graduate" ]] if info1 + info2 + info3 + info4 = 2 [ if random-float 1 < 0.25 [ set shape "person graduate" ]] if info1 + info2 + info3 + info4 = 1 [ if random-float 1 < 0.125 [ set shape "person graduate" ]] if shape = "person" [ ;; if failed to achieve edu, 10% chance to get one of the infos filled (infos are filled in rising order) if random-float 1 < p-learn-from-fail [ ifelse info1 = 0 [ set info1 1 ][ ifelse info2 = 0 [ set info2 1 ][ ifelse info3 = 0 [ set info3 1 ][ set info4 1 ]]]]]]]] end to seek-help ask one-of turtles-on patches with [edu-patches] [ ifelse info1 > [info1] of myself [ ask myself [ set info1 1] ][ ifelse info2 > [info2] of myself [ ask myself [ set info2 1] ][ ifelse info3 > [info3] of myself [ ask myself [ set info3 1] ][ ask myself [ set info4 1] ]]]] end

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