The Java Algebra System (JAS) is an object oriented, type safe, multi-threaded approach to computer algebra. JAS provides a well designed software library using generic types for algebraic computations implemented in the Java programming language. The library can be used as any other Java software package, or it can be used interactively or interpreted through a Jython or JRuby front end. The focus at the moment is on commutative and solvable polynomials, power-series, multivariate polynomial factorization, Gröbner bases, and applications.
The Java Penrose Empires Package allows you to compute the empires (forced tiles) for an arbitrary initial patch of tiles. Tilings may be saved for later, and may be exported to PDF, EPS, or PNG. This software represents a new method of computing forced tiles. Rather than using a "growth" approach (where some tiles are randomly forced), this system only shows the forced tiles in the system, leaving all unforced areas blank.
DREAM (The Distributed Resource Evolutionary Algorithm Machine) seeks to provide the technology and software infrastructure necessary to support the next generation of evolving infohabitants in a way that makes that infrastructure universal, open, and scalable. It will use existing hardware infrastructure in a much more efficient manner, by utilising otherwise-unused CPU time. It will allow infohabitants to co-operate, communicate, negotiate and trade; and emergent behaviour is expected to result. It is expected that there will be an emergent economy that results from the provision and use of CPU cycles by infohabitants and their owners. The DREAM infrastructure will be evaluated with new work on distributed data mining, distributed scheduling, and the modelling of economic and social behaviour.
PennAspect is a software implementation of the two-way aspect model, which is a latent class statistical mixture model for performing soft clustering of co-occurrence data observations. It acts on data such as document/word pairs (words occurring in documents) or movie/people pairs (people see certain movies) to produce their joint distribution estimate. The distribution is packaged as Java source and class files.
Ptplot is a set of Java classes that can be used as an applet or an application for graphing datasets. It reads PlotML, binary, or ASCII data, is autoranging, and automatically or manually labels axes and tick marks. It can plot live, animated plots and provides zooming. It also includes Bourne shell scripts and DOS .bat files that can be used as a replacement for xgraph, the X11 graphing tool.
DEVS has been developed for over a year to serve as an experimental framework for natural systems modeling techniques. It enables discrete event, general purpose, object oriented, component based, GIS connected, and collaborative visual simulation model development and execution. The sample model implementation shows that this experimental environment can be used for solving any complex problems solvable by discrete-event simulation, but it is especially suited for natural system simulation. Currently only hierarchical block and cellular models are modeled and simulated, but a multi-layered modeling paradigm for spatially distributed systems (with vector and cellular models) will eventually be implemented in the environment.