org.ascape.model.rule
Class ExecuteThenUpdate

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.ascape.model.AscapeObject
      extended by org.ascape.model.rule.Rule
          extended by org.ascape.model.rule.ExecuteThenUpdate
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Cloneable, HasName, RandomFunctions
Direct Known Subclasses:
Diffusion

public abstract class ExecuteThenUpdate
extends Rule

A rule that should be executed in two phases; executing (calculating), and then updating. Assumes by rule execution, allowing for a form of by rule synchronous operation. (Please let me know if you can think of any reason why this might be useful in by agent execution.) See subclass Diffusion for the raison d'Ítre of this class.

Since:
1.0
Version:
1.0
Author:
Miles Parker
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class org.ascape.model.AscapeObject
ARBITRARY_SEED, name, scape
 
Constructor Summary
ExecuteThenUpdate()
          Constructs an execute and update rule.
ExecuteThenUpdate(java.lang.String name)
          Constructs an execute and update rule with the provided name.
 
Method Summary
abstract  void execute(Agent agent)
          Execute phase of the rule.
abstract  void update(Agent agent)
          Execute update phase.
 
Methods inherited from class org.ascape.model.rule.Rule
getScape, isCauseRemoval, isIterateAll, isRandomExecution, setScape
 
Methods inherited from class org.ascape.model.AscapeObject
clone, diffDeep, diffDeep, diffDeepBFS, diffDeepDFS, diffDeepValidate, diffDeepVisit, equalsDeep, equalsDeep, equalsDeep, getComparisonStream, getName, getRandom, getRandomSeed, randomInRange, randomInRange, randomIs, randomToLimit, reseed, setComparisonStream, setName, setRandom, setRandomSeed, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ExecuteThenUpdate

public ExecuteThenUpdate()
Constructs an execute and update rule.


ExecuteThenUpdate

public ExecuteThenUpdate(java.lang.String name)
Constructs an execute and update rule with the provided name. It is strongly encouraged to provide a name for all rules.

Parameters:
name - the name of this object
Method Detail

execute

public abstract void execute(Agent agent)
Execute phase of the rule. Here you perform a calculation based on dependent values in other cells.

Specified by:
execute in class Rule
Parameters:
agent - the playing agent

update

public abstract void update(Agent agent)
Execute update phase. Here you update the cell's values, after all cells have had there next step values calculated.

Parameters:
agent - the playing agent


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