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InformationSpace is a causal set exploration tool. A causal set is basically a set of simple rules that define the relationship between bits in a space time. A common example of this is John Conway's game of life. InformationSpace supports 3D space/time (2D of space, 1D of time). Visualization is in 3D, with Y being time.

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Recent releases

  •  07 Mar 2005 02:39

    Release Notes: Minor updates to fix bugs relating to changes in Croquet. Specifically, the initializeDefaultSpace method in the VisualizeWhirledTea class has been fixed.

    •  11 Jan 2005 05:36

      Release Notes: This release added internal support for one dimensional causal sets, such as those discussed in Stephan Wolfram's New Kind of Science. The user interface has not yet been updated to present this functionality to the user, and it must be accessed directly from a workspace. New init1DWithXdepth and getBitAtX methods were added to the NumberSpace class. A sample 1D Causal Ligature was provided in the NKStriangle class.

      •  12 Nov 2004 03:04

        Release Notes: This release now supports animation. The controller has been updated to provide access to this feature. Code cleanup has also been performed.

        •  28 Oct 2004 01:36

          Release Notes: InformationSpaceController: InformationSpace size field , tabbing between text entry fields, help mouseover balloons, a status field, background processing of explorations to maintain UI responsiveness, and autoFit is enabled for file name text boxes to make long file names easier to handle. CausalBit and CausalLigature: internal use of dictionaries has been changed to OrderedCollections. This shaves roughly 25% run time off exploration runs.

          •  23 Oct 2004 16:33

            Release Notes: This release adds a simple control panel, Morphic UI. This control panel simplifies the process of creating and visualizing new explorations. Examples and documentation on using the new control panel are available on the project site. VisualizeWhirledTea has also been updated to work with the updates to the TeapotMorph. TeapotMorph has a new openInWorld method. This new method calls initializeDefaultSpace. In order to avoid starting with the full demo, VisualizeWhirldTea has overridden this method with a version that starts with an empty teapot.


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