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  1. Flocking

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  1. Flocking

    Flocking behavior is the behavior exhibited when a group of birds, called a flock, are foraging or in flight. There are parallels with the shoaling behavior of fish, the swarming behavior of insects, and herd behavior of land animals. Computer simulations and mathematical models which have been developed to emulate the flocking behaviors of birds can generally be applied also to the "flocking" behavior of other species. As a result, the term "flocking" is sometimes applied, in computer science, to species other than birds. This article is about the modelling of flocking behavior. From the perspective of the mathematical modeller, "flocking" is the collective motion of a large number of self-propelled entities and is a collective animal behavior exhibited by many living beings such as birds, fish, bacteria, and insects. It is considered an emergent behavior arising from simple rules that are followed by individuals and does not involve any central coordination. Flocking behavior was first simulated on a computer in 1986 by Craig Reynolds with his simulation program, Boids. This program simulates simple agents that are allowed to move according to a set of basic rules. The result is akin to a flock of birds, a school of fish, or a swarm of insects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    That flocking and uniting and lighting up for the ‘[Trump] train’ I think is at least on hiatus and it makes some of those who got on the ‘train’ thinking twice, that, I think, is the lurking danger because unless he can unite the rest of the party and can get at least a kind of neutrality out of other leading Republicans, it's going to be hard.

  2. Cindy Basinski:

    Well, I'm going to tell you something, because of Miss Trista here, I think we're going to have women flocking to the doctor's office to get Essure, when women find out about this, they want this procedure.

  3. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Kenneth Hill:

    Customers are clearly flocking to Square's neobanking services.

  4. Kelsey Myers:

    Everyone was flocking around the gate, anxious to get on the flight, there were literally only 50 people in front of her, i have never felt more harassed, disrespected and humiliated in my life. I ’m shocked that a supervisor would show such disrespect. I ’m also very surprised that a supervisor would have no knowledge of what seems to me like a simple policy.

  5. Hank Forrester:

    Weve also seen an uptick in emails, traffic, and sales of our Deer Hunting 101 online course. People are flocking [to hunting]this year as they have increased time and an opportunity to get outdoors, there is also an increased awareness of the possibility of food shortages or issues of modern industrial food systems. Self-sufficiency, a connection with nature, andlocal, sustainable protein free of animal welfare concerns are all reasons why there are now more hunters.

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