To use MiCoPro (Mixing in Contagion Processes), you will have to install NetLogo 6 (free and open source) and download this zip file. The zip file contains the model itself (micopro.nlogo) and also this very webpage (which contains a description of the model). To run the model, you just have to click on the file micopro.nlogo.
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MiCoPro is an agent-based model designed to analyze the consequences of mixing two groups of agents that have different predispositions to adopt a certain trait (or infection). Each individual agent is in one of two possible states: infected or susceptible. In the model there are
Initially, the percentage of infected individuals in each group equals
This sequence of events is repeated iteratively.
The program also computes and displays the expected motion of the agent-based model described above, ignoring the heterogeneity in the values of
where i, j ∈ {1, 2} and i ≠ j.
If we divide the equations above by
where
The agent-based model allows agents within one same group to have different values of
To be precise, the value of
where:
This implies that the value of
The values of
MiCoPro (Mixing in Contagion Processes) is a model designed to analyze the consequences of mixing two groups that have different predispositions to adopt a certain trait (or infection).
Copyright (C) 2017 Luis R. Izquierdo, Segismundo S. Izquierdo & Dunia López Pintado
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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Contact information:
Luis R. Izquierdo
University of Burgos, Spain.
e-mail: lrizquierdo@ubu.es