The Ghost in the Model (and Other Effects of Floating Point Arithmetic)

  title={The Ghost in the Model (and Other Effects of Floating Point Arithmetic)},
  author={J. Gareth Polhill and Luis R. Izquierdo and Nicholas Mark Gotts},
  journal={J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
Bistromathics … is … a revolutionary new way of understanding the behaviour of numbers. … Numbers written on restaurant bill pads within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other part of the Universe. 1 Introduction This paper will explore the effects of errors in floating point arithmetic in two published agent-based models: the first a model of land use change (Polhill et al., 2001; Gotts et al., in press… CONTINUE READING
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