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Simulating fish swarming behavior with the model by Iain Couzin et al.

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Simulate fish swarming behavior with the model by Iain Couzin et al. Use with caution as I can’t seem to replicate some behavior (e.g. the torus swarming).


from couzinswarm import Swarm

swarm = Swarm()
r, v = swarm.simulate(1000)


pip install couzinswarm

Elaborate example

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as pl
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D
from couzinswarm import Swarm

# note: the dimension of space is measure in fish length,
# such that r = 1 means a length of one fish

swarm = Swarm(
             # this angle is given in radians
             # up to np.pi (not 360 degrees as in
             # the paper)
             # radians per unit of time
             # fish lengths per unit of time
             # in units of fish length
             # geometry of box
             # boundary conditions
             reflect_at_boundary = [True, True, True],

fig = pl.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111, projection='3d')

N_t = 1000

t = np.arange(N_t+1)

# Note that r.shape = v.shape = ( N_fish, N_t+1, 3 )
positions, directions = swarm.simulate(N_t)
r, v = positions, directions

for i in range(swarm.number_of_fish):
    ax.plot(r[i,:,0], r[i,:,1], r[i,:,2])

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