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leading according to needs

by Sueur Cédric (Submitted: 11/10/2010)

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WHAT IS IT?

This model is used to test how leadership emerge from differences of nutrient requirements between group members.
For a description of the model see: Sueur, C., Deneubourg, J.L., Petit, O., Couzin, I.D. 2010. Differences in nutrient requirements imply a non-linear emergence of leaders in animal groups. Plos Computational Biology 6(9): e1000917. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000917

Five files are needed to run the model:
“attributes.txt” file is used to implement individual characteristics in the model. Row 1 corresponds to the identity of agents. Row 2 represents the body mass. Row 3 is the daily protein requirement. Row 4 is the daily energy requirement. Row 5 is the protein intake rate. Row 6 is the energy intake rate. Row 7 is the daily water requirement. Row 8 is the daily social time requirement. Row 9 is the daily resting time requirement. Row 10 is the category of individuals (male, female, etc.).
“Links.txt” file is used to implement social relationships of individuals in the model. This variable is not used and analyzed in this study.
“activitybudget.doc” file is used to score group activity budget per day.
“highestvalue.doc file” is used to score which individual has the highest motivation at the end of the day and what is this motivation.
“”idleaderfrequency.doc” is used to score the frequency of leadership per individual during all the simulation.

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