We comment on the derivation of the main equation in the bounded confidence model of opinion dynamics. In the original work, the equation is derived using an ad-hoc counting method. We point that the original derivation does contain some small mistake. The mistake does not have a large qualitative impact, but it reveals the danger of the ad-hoc counting method. We show how a more systematic approach, which we call micro to macro, can avoid such mistakes, without adding any significant complexity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Bounded confidence
- Mean field
- Micro to macro
- Opinion dynamics