Methods and Techniques of Complex Systems Science: An Overview

  title={Methods and Techniques of Complex Systems Science: An Overview},
  author={Cosma Rohilla Shalizi},
  journal={arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems},
  • C. Shalizi
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science, Physics, Biology
  • arXiv: Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems
In this chapter, I review the main methods and techniques of complex systems science. As a first step, I distinguish among the broad patterns which recur across complex systems, the topics complex systems science commonly studies, the tools employed, and the foundational science of complex systems. The focus of this chapter is overwhelmingly on the third heading, that of tools. These in turn divide, roughly, into tools for analyzing data, tools for constructing and evaluating models, and tools… Expand
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