Bounded Confidence XY model of opinion polarization

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Each arrow represents an individual opinion. Opinion tolerance reflects the scaled fraction of similar opinions taken into account by each individual, e.g. 0.1 corresponds to 10% closest opinions. Degree of anticonformity reflects willingness of individuals to change their opinions, e.g. 0 corresponds to full conformity. For simplicity there are no varying emotional levels in this online simulator.

For a complete description of the model read: Romenskyy M, Spaiser V, Ihle T, Lobaskin V. 2018. Polarized Ukraine 2014: opinion and territorial split demonstrated with the Bounded Confidence XY model, parameterized by Twitter data. R. Soc. open sci. 5: 171935