All programming examples used in the book are available in a single zip archive here. The commenting of the programs is quite sparse because the listings are explained in the book; we do not advise that you download the programs without having access to a copy of the book.
All numbered Listings in the book have been converted from MATLAB into the R programming language. The complete zip archive of R scripts can be downloaded here
A web-based animation of the "simulated annealing" algorithm mentioned in Chapter 3 has been kindly provided by Dr. Rob Goldstone. You can explore annealing via the Ball Dropper problem or the Path Finder algorithm. Both are highly visual and illustrate the concepts discussed in Chapter 3.
The book assumes that readers have at least a passing familiarity with MATLAB or are able to acquire that familiarity from other sources. Numerous sources exist, and we recommend The Matlab 5 Handbook or MATLAB for Behavioral Scientists. Let us know if you can recommend other sources that should be included in this list.
The book concludes with a table that summarizes current models in the field. This table is available
here and is constantly
being updated as new models become available and as the field evolves.
(Last update: 31 March 2011)
Notwithstanding multiple passes through the book and careful proof-reading, the
occurrence of glitches in 400 pages of text is nearly unavoidable. Those will be
corrected during future print runs (or editions), and until then
this document will be continually updated as
typographical errors are being uncovered. Contact the authors to alert us to