Category Archives: Adaptive Behavior – Tidbits

Models break down when you exploit them

Models break down when you exploit them. Examples: “Number of lines of debugged code” is a good measure of programmer productivity, until you tie programmer reward to it. The programmers write very verbose code. Stock price is a good measure … Continue reading

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Many Smaller Error Measures Better Than A Single Overall Measure

Eric Bonabeau pointed me to an interesting article on calibrating dynamic models: “Model calibration as a testing strategy for system dynamics models” by Rogelio Oliva in the European Journal of Operational Research (v. 151, 2003, pp. 552-568). In it, he … Continue reading

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