Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


Today, I had a meeting about agent-based modeling with a visitor who's coming to NCAR for two years in a few weeks with whom I might collaborate, and I also started sketching out the architecture of a simple ABM that models information propagation through different ethnic groups ("information epidemiology"). Plus, I found an algorithm for hierarchical clustering based on correlation distance (yay for dendrograms) that will be useful for this little network visualizer I'm playing with. And saintpookie and I spent the evening making new Mythos decks, which is all about simultaneous optimization in many dimensions.

So I'm feeling very architect-y, and it's nice. There's a pleasant mental fatigue that I think is akin to the warm ache of well-exercised muscles, except it's parts of my brain that I hadn't been using recently.

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