Forest Fires, Epidemics and Models

What can forest fires tell us about epidemic modelling?

Anthony B. Masters

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Using code, we can simulate forest fires. This is often an introductory lesson in programming languages.

This simple model of a forest fire can inform us about the epidemic spread of diseases.

Setting up the lattice

In R, there is the igraphs package. This package can make lattice graphs.

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Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.