Infoscience

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COMMENT ON “MIXING BELIEFS AMONG INTERACTING AGENTS”

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.

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