Population viscosity promotes altruism under density-dependent dispersal (Simulation data)



This dataset contains data generated by individual-based simulations described in the paper 'Population viscosity promotes altruism under density-dependent dispersal' by Jasmeen Kanwal and Andy Gardner. Twenty-five separate simulations were run: five different values of patch size (n = 1, 2, 3, 5, 10) each with five different values of cost of dispersal (c = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8).
The dataset consists of a compressed folder which must be unzipped to extract 50 CSV files (which can then be opened with any text editor). Each simulation generated two CSV files. The files are named using the following formats.
n_[value]_c_[value]_[date & time generated].csv - One line per generation, each with six values: population MEDIAN values for gene 1 (dispersal intercept 1), gene 2 (dispersal intercept 2), and gene 3 (level of altruism), and population MEAN values for genes 1, 2, and 3.
n_[value]_c_[value]_[date & time generated]_disp.csv - Detailed dispersal data for the last 1000 generations of a simulation run. One line per patch, each with three values: generation number, number of surviving offspring in patch, number of these that disperse.
The python code used to generate the data, and the Jupyter notebook used to analyse it, are both freely available at https://github.com/jkanwal/viscosity-promotes-altruism.
Date made available8 Dec 2021
PublisherUniversity of St Andrews
Date of data production23 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021

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