Mesa: Agent-based modeling in Python 3+¶
Mesa is an Apache2 licensed agent-based modeling (or ABM) framework in Python.
It allows users to quickly create agent-based models using built-in core components (such as spatial grids and agent schedulers) or customized implementations; visualize them using a browser-based interface; and analyze their results using Python’s data analysis tools. Its goal is to be the Python 3-based counterpart to NetLogo, Repast, or MASON.
Above: A Mesa implementation of the Schelling segregation model, being visualized in a browser window and analyzed in an IPython notebook.
- Modular components
- Browser-based visualization
- Built-in tools for analysis
Getting started quickly:
$ pip install mesa
To launch an example model, open any of the directories in the examples folder and launch the
run.py file there, e.g.:
schelling $ python run.py
For more help on using Mesa, check out the following resources:
Contributing back to Mesa¶
If you run into an issue, please file a ticket for us to discuss. If possible, follow up with a pull request.