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TkLife is a multipurpose artistic program designed to manipulate 64 different colors on a canvas. It can be used to automatically generate complex patterns simulating the birth, life, and death of cells. It can be used as a simple drawing tool. In BioMode, it can be used to visualize and analyze multiple DNA sequence alignments. It can also be used to visualize numeric data from tab-delimited spreadsheets.

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Recent releases

  •  21 May 2004 01:18

    Release Notes: This version supports the saving of graphical output in Postscript and HTML file formats. A new function provided automatic generation of repetitive patterns on canvas that can be used as starting patterns for further Poincare transformations.

    •  29 Apr 2004 21:07

      Release Notes: This release provides saving the configuration of each Poincare transformation/recurrence in a temporary file. Each Poincare iteration is reversible; it is possible to run transformations in forward and reverse directions.

      •  20 Apr 2004 04:55

        Release Notes: A new Poincare transformation/recurrence function was implemented for manipulating images on the canvas. Another new function was the conversion of images into reverse (negative) color schemes.

        •  13 Apr 2004 05:50

          Release Notes: This release features a configurable cell shape to the TkLife canvas. Cells are movable by mouse. Movement is synchronized in the networking mode. The accompanying Python script converts JPEG images into TkLife file format.

          •  25 Mar 2004 21:25

            Release Notes: Two TkLife programs running on two different computers can now interact one with each other via network sockets. To activate networking mode, you need to start SERVERS on both TkLife programs as well as connections via CLIENTS. Mouse click events (painting) will be synchronized on both canvases.


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