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dc.contributor.advisor Eric Klopfer. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bieber, Nicole A. (Nicole Amanda) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-17T21:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-17T21:22:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/66408
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2011. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 59). en_US
dc.description.abstract StarLogo TNG (The Next Generation) is a graphical programming environment originally developed by the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program as a means of improving computer literacy and programming skills in middle and high school students. The original goal of StarLogo TNG was to make computer programming more accessible to students by designing a programming framework, StarLogoBlocks, which could graphically represent the control flow and data structures of a program, and to introduce a "coolness" factor by permitting students to view their program's execution in a 3D game-like environment called SpaceLand. However, after the program was released, the team found that researchers and professionals were using StarLogo TNG for more complex agent-based simulations than it had been originally designed to support. This thesis outlines the design and implementation of a new suite of features, code-named SimLogo, which will improve the simulation capabilities of StarLogo TNG through the addition of true internal parallelism to the virtual machine. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Nicole A. Bieber. en_US
dc.format.extent 59 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.title SimLogo : improving simulations in StarLogo TNG en_US
dc.title.alternative Improving simulations in StarLogo TNG en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 755082173 en_US


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