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Complete kits and platforms

Open source

(must be freely distributable under an open source license, i.e. "free as in speech" as defined by the superset of the Open Source Definition from the Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundation)

  • A-globe
  • ABLE
  • Ascape
  • Breve
  • Cormas "Cormas is a programming environment dedicated to the creation of multi-agent systems, with a specificity in the domain of natural-resources management. It provides a framework for developing simulation models of coordination modes between individuals and groups that jointly exploit common resources."
  • Cougaar
  • EcoLab
  • EVO
  • JADE
  • JAS
  • metaABM (A meta-modeling environment supporting multiple ABM platforms)
  • Mobidyc "The free software for building and running Individual Based Models with no computer skill. Mobidyc is a software project that aims to promote Individual-Based Modelling in the field of ecology, biology and environment."
  • NetLogo
  • Quicksilver
  • Repast
  • SeSAm
  • SimPy
  • Swarm
  • Xholon
  • Zeus


(available for free "as in beer", source may or may not necessarily be available, if source is available it is not under an open-source license)

  • deX
  • StarLogo
  • StarLogoT
  • VisualBots -- Easy to use multi-agent simulator for Microsoft Excel - Visual Basic syntax, rich object model, documentation, sample simulations


Swarm add-ons and extensions

  • COSMIC -- General simulation utility classes, provided by the Complex Systems Modelling Group at Imperial College
  • EcoSwarm@HSU -- Modeling tools for use with the Swarm simulation system
  • LogZone -- Zone exploration tool.

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