Move the turtles forward with their headings as directions.

fd(turtles, dist, world, torus = FALSE, out = TRUE)

# S4 method for agentMatrix,numeric
fd(turtles, dist, world, torus = FALSE,
  out = TRUE)

Arguments

turtles

AgentMatrix object representing the moving agents.

dist

Numeric. Vector of distances to move. Must be of length 1 or of length turtles.

world

WorldMatrix or worldArray object.

torus

Logical to determine if the world is wrapped. Default is torus = FALSE.

out

Logical. Determine if a turtle should move when torus = FALSE and its ending position will be outside of the world's extent. Default is out = TRUE.

Value

AgentMatrix representing the turtles with updated coordinates and updated data for their previous coordinates "prevX" and "prevY".

Details

If torus = FALSE and out = TRUE, world does not need to be provided.

If a distance to move leads a turtle outside of the world's extent and torus = TRUE, the turtle is relocated on the other side of the world, inside its extent; if torus = FALSE and out = TRUE, the turtle moves past the world's extent; if torus = FALSE and out = FALSE, the turtle does not move at all. In the event that a turtle does not move, its previous coordinates are still updated with its position before running fd() (i.e., its current position).

If a given dist value is negative, then the turtle moves backward.

References

Wilensky, U. 1999. NetLogo. http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/. Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

See also

Examples

w1 <- createWorld(minPxcor = 0, maxPxcor = 4, minPycor = 0, maxPycor = 4, data = runif(25)) t1 <- createOTurtles(n = 10, world = w1) plot(w1)
points(t1, col = of(agents = t1, var = "color"), pch = 16)
t1 <- fd(turtles = t1, dist = 1) points(t1, col = of(agents = t1, var = "color"), pch = 16)