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Agar: An Animal Construction Kit

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agar-2.1-app.sit_.hqx (1.62 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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agar-2.1-source.sit_.hqx (264.45 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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Agar-SM-Thesis.pdf.zip
Emulation
This app works with: Basilisk II,

Macintosh Common Lisp based ant colony simulation from an MIT master's thesis.

From http://xenia.media.mit.edu/~mt/agar/agar.html :

Agar is a system I built as part of my SM degree work at the Media Lab. It provided a set of objects (world, creatures, sensors, actions, and behaviors) for creating simulations of animal behavior. The behaviors are specified in terms of agents, or small units of behavior. Agar's main example was a simulation of ant food-foraging behavior.

The best description of Agar is in my MS Thesis, Agar: An Animal Construction Kit (1988). Unfortunately this version does not have illustrations.

Agar itself is available in two forms:

  • Lisp source for the Macintosh. You need Mac Common Lisp 2.0 to make use of this.
  • A runnable application. You don't need Lisp for this, just a Mac. But you can't make new simulations or changes.

Agar's notable distinctions include:

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Comments

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, March 27 - 7:48pm

Me, when Mac OS 8 crashed within Bas, it can't be restored except from a backup copy of the boot volume.

SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2015, March 27 - 6:48pm

Probably a Mac OS version used newer than recommended? Wink

It's running OS 7.5.5. Sorry, I forgot to add that.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, March 27 - 5:56pm

Using the program hangs Basilisk II.

Probably a Mac OS version used newer than recommended? Wink

SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2015, March 27 - 12:17am

Using the program hangs Basilisk II.