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Newbie / Newbie starting a complex simulation
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:36:19 AM »
So basically, I'm new to Darwinbots and want to start a simulation for a project in my biology class (high school).

My goal is to run a coevolution simulation, with a predator and prey species evolving over time in different ways. Ideally, this would actually take quite a long time, and would be as a result of certain random mutations resulting and being selected for, therefore allowing the organisms with those mutations to survive and reproduce.

Also, it would be nice if there was a way to alter variables like size, speed, etc. manually for the starting population so that I would be able to show selection towards a specific trait, though from what I have seen of the program it relies on genes and not specific traits.

Anyway, my question is: do you have any advice for me in terms of what bots to use (I'm using a slightly altered Algae Minimalis bot that runs away and is still an "autotroph" as my prey species, and just the Animal Minimalis) and what type of general settings I should have? Thanks so much, any advice is greatly appreciated.

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