Comment on "mixing beliefs among interacting agents"

Javier GÓmez-Serrano, Jean Yves Le Boudec

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1250028
JournalAdvances in Complex Systems
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


  • Bounded confidence
  • Mean field
  • Micro to macro
  • Opinion dynamics
  • model


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