MASON: A Multiagent Simulation Environment

@article{Luke2005MASONAM,
  title={MASON: A Multiagent Simulation Environment},
  author={Sean Luke and Claudio Cioffi-Revilla and Liviu Panait and Keith Sullivan and Gabriel Catalin Balan},
  journal={Simulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={81},
  pages={517-527}
}
We introduce MASON, a fast, easily extensible, discrete-event multi-agent simulation toolkit in Java. MASON was designed to serve as the basis for a wide range of multiagent simulation tasks ranging from swarm robotics to machine learning to social complexity environments. MASON carefully delineates between model and visualization, allowing models to be dynamically detached from or attached to visualizers, and to change platforms mid-run. We describe the MASON system, its motivation, and its… CONTINUE READING
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