Biomedical Science 2009
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In this workshop, students learned about the use and application of NetLogo. Students first learned about the program's interface, and how it works on a basic level. Students learned how to create procedures, create turtles (agents in NetLogo are called "turtles"), create buttons, and so forth. They learned the syntax for the Logo language. Logo is the language used to program in NetLogo.

After learning about the basic interface and usage of NetLogo, students created a model of an infectious disease in a population. The model simulated the process of a virus spreading through a population and included healthy, sick, and immune "turtles". Students learned how to create more complicated procedures and how to create plots. Once this model was completed, students discussed the project that they were going to work on the next day.