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Reflections on Abstractions: Subsumption I

We’re going to look at a subsumptional mapping from lhs original to rhs model. We will get four cases of subsumption as in figure (strictest cases), which now can be developed into a continuum with the four cases as corner points. Continue reading

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Stachowiak’s K-System of Modelling

Beyond the colloquial fundamental model properties Stachowiak gives a more formal definition of model: “Explication of the Concept of Model” … Continue reading

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Modelling and Abstraction on Twitter in 2012 (so far)

Some tweets I enjoyed, on Model Thinking, Open Access, Modelling and Software Engineering Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking IV

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture “Segregation and Peer Effects”, Part 2: “Schelling’s Segregation Model”: Schelling built a model and executed it in order to analyse the empirical phenomenon of segregation … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking III

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 4: “Using and Understanding Data”: The lesson today is actually not in the course, it’s more about the course … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking II

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 3: “Thinking more clearly”: This part points out that modelling is about naming the parts that are relevant to the purpose of the model … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes on Model Thinking I

Some lecture notes/ scribble on Model Thinking by Scott E. Page. Lecture Intro, Part 2: “Intelligent Citizens of the World”: George Box: ‘essentially all models are wrong, but some are useful … Continue reading

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Human centric Modelling

There is a modelling at the low-end, that we use every day a million times, and there is modelling at the high-end with comprehensive concepts like UML, MDD etc. Both are good to have. Perhaps approaching the modelling topic from the low-end would make it easier accessible for most of the software practitioners. Continue reading

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