Peacock Mating

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extensions [gogo]

globals [
  serial-port   ;; different on different operating systems
]
breed [peacocks peacock]  
breed [peahens peahen]
turtles-own [point]

to setupgogo
  set serial-port user-one-of "Select a port:" gogo:ports
  gogo:open serial-port
  ;gogo:open "/dev/tty.KeySerial1"
end     

to setup
  clear-all
  set-default-shape peacocks "bird"
  create-peacocks initial-number-peacocks  ;; create the peacocks, then initialize their variables
  [set point random 100
  set size 1.5
  setxy random-xcor random-ycor
  ]
  ask peacocks
  [ ifelse point > mean [point] of peacocks
      [ set color yellow ]
      [ set color blue ] ] 
  
   set-default-shape peahens "bird"
   create-peahens initial-number-peahens   ;; create the peahens, then initialize their variables
    [set point random 100
    set size 1.5
    setxy random-xcor random-ycor
  ]
  ask peahens
  [ ifelse point > mean [point] of peahens
      [ set color brown ]
      [ set color gray ] ] 
end 
  
;; temperature sensor: 0-341 (stop mating if temp. too high), 342-682 (appropriate temp. for mating), 683-1023 (stop mating if temp. too low)

to go
  if not any? turtles [ stop ]
  ifelse (gogo:sensor 1 > 342) and (gogo:sensor 1 < 682)
  [ ask peacocks [
    move
    eat
    strong-mate
    weak-mate
    death]
  ask peahens [
  move
  eat
  death]
  ]
  [ ask peacocks [
    move
    eat
    death]
  ask peahens [
  move
  eat
  death]
  ]
  update-plots
  tick
end 

to death
   if point <= 0 [die] 
end 

to eat
   set point point + gain-from-food
end 

to move
      rt random 50
      lt random 50
      fd point
      set point point - 0.5
end 

to strong-mate
  if point > mean [point] of peacocks 
  [let partner1 one-of peahens-on neighbors
    if partner1 != nobody
    [ask partner1 [reproduce1]]]
end 

to reproduce1
  hatch 1
  [set point point + 2
    ifelse point > mean [point] of turtles 
      [ set color one-of [yellow brown]]
      [ set color one-of [blue gray]] ]
end 

to weak-mate
    if point <= mean [point] of peacocks 
  [let partner2 one-of peahens-on neighbors4
    if partner2 != nobody
    [ask partner2 [reproduce2]]]
end 

to reproduce2
  hatch 1
  [set point point - 2
    ifelse point > mean [point] of turtles 
      [ set color one-of [yellow brown]]
      [ set color one-of [blue gray]] ]
end 

to update-plots
  set-current-plot "Peacock Reproduction"
  set-current-plot-pen "Peacock-Strong"
  plot count turtles with [color = yellow] 
  set-current-plot-pen "Peacock-Weak"
  plot count turtles with [color = blue]
  set-current-plot-pen "Peahen-Strong"
  plot count turtles with [color = brown] 
  set-current-plot-pen "Peahen-Weak"
  plot count turtles with [color = gray]
end 



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