On Sep 30, 2009, at 3:07 PM, Sai Emrys wrote: > Y'all may find this interesting / fun: > http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/models/community/Zombie%2520Infection%25202 > > To run it in your browser (w/ Java): > 1. go to http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/models/community/run.cgi?Zombie%20Infection%202.1215.690.0 > 2. click 'setup' > 3. click 'go' > > Clicking 'setup' will (randomly) reset the simulator. > > It's a zombie infection simulator written by Alex Fink & me which > does: (snup) Wow, this is really cool. I've been wanting to do some a-life simulations of language for a few years, but I really have no idea where to begin (being neither a mathematician, nor a real linguist, nor a real computer scientist). Basically I want something that can model language change, including of course sound change but also (and especially!) analogy. I suppose that's a tall order, but I'd appreciate any advice on it. Do you find NetLogo to be much preferable to other languages for this? Back to your simulation, the description says "Resize the city, using the Edit button on the city display.", but I don't see any Edit button.