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I've become a member of the Azimuth Project because it parallels my own interests, but with a more math focus (math is not one of my strong points). My way of trying to understand things is by writing software. So as learning exercises, I've reimplemented a few of the applications mentioned on Azimuth pages. Some of my online workbooks (informal blog-like entries that are my way of taking active notes) were based on content at the Azimuth Project. I'm especially interested in models about climate change and related issues.
As an example of a learning exercise, I noticed several posts by John Baez and Jacob Biamonte with Feynman diagrams showing the histories of interactions between amoebas, or rabbits and wolves. To me these look like Unified Modeling Language (UML) sequence diagrams. So I wrote a simple app where amoebas reproduce, compete with each other, and generate a sequence diagram. So now I'm wondering just what are the similarities and differences between these two types of diagrams. See Feynman diagram
Because I love networks of all types, I also implemented one of John Baez' petri nets. See John Baez on Petri Nets
If you want to run any of these workbook apps (all works in progress), note that many of them don't yet work well with Internet Explorer, so try to use one of the other browsers.
Things that I'm interested in include:
I have a BA in Cognitive Science from Carleton University in Ottawa (including lots of psychology courses), and an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems from The University of Sussex in Brighton. I've worked for many years as a software developer and consultant, using numerous languages (C, C++, Java, etc.) and approaches.
Now I'd like to get more directly involved in what you guys are doing.