4.4. Building Space objects

In Swarm, spaces are really just another kind of agent. In the heatbugs model we create a HeatSpace, a subclass of a diffusion object from the Swarm space libaries (specified in HeatSpace.m). Here is the code from buildObjects in the HeatbugModelSwarm.

heat = [HeatSpace createBegin: [self getZone]];
[heat setSizeX: worldXSize Y: worldYSize];
[heat setDiffusionConstant: diffuseConstant];
[heat setEvaporationRate: evaporationRate];
heat = [heat createEnd];


the object is created, a few parameters are set, and then the creation is finalized.