Forest Fires, Epidemics and Models

What can forest fires tell us about epidemic modelling?

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.