Re: [R] Worm distribution :-)

From: Ana Nelson <nelson.ana_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 23 Oct 2006 - 17:55:01 GMT

Have you heard of Boids? (google it if not) Depending upon what you want this for a simulation approach might be appropriate.

Regards,
Ana Nelson

On 23 Oct 2006, at 18:18, Alberto Monteiro wrote:

> I don't know if anyone has heard this tale, but it runs
> more or like this way:
>
> A biologist was studing a (semi-spherical) cave where bats
> lives. He fell asleep in the cave, and he woke up in the
> middle of the night. Half-dreaming, he thought that he was
> outside, because glow-worms were living in the walls, and
> they looked like stars. However, he noticed that, unlike a
> real sky, these "stars" had no _pattern_: there were no
> recognized images like The Cross, a Scorpion, The Hunter, etc.
>
> When he woke up, he conjectured that the reason we _can_
> see patterns in the real sky is that the stars are randomly
> distributed, while the glow-worms tried to keep a distance
> to each other.
>
> My question: what is the best way to generate a glow-worm-like
> distribution? I imagine that using a Latin Hypercube would
> leave too many holes in the (x,y) plane.
>
> Alberto Monteiro
>
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