[Computational-biology] New releases of the Framsticks Simulator and Framsticks Theater (v2.11)

Maciej Komosinski nospam at nospam.org
Wed May 31 12:53:18 EST 2006


Dear All,

We would like to announce the release of the next version of
Framsticks Simulator and Framsticks Theater, v2.11.
The previous notification was sent in August 2004, so it is a
significant update.

Framsticks is a versatile simulator of artificial life forms, used for
research and education in many fields of science, including
evolutionary computation, artificial intelligence, neural networks,
robotics, biology, cognitive sciences, and neuroscience.

The Framsticks Theater is an easy-to-use application which illustrates
some basic phenomena, like genes and genetics, mutation, evolution,
user-driven evolution and artificial selection, walking and swimming,
artificial life simulation, virtual world interactions, etc.
It includes a number of "shows", and new shows can be added by advanced
users or developers.

Version 2.11 fixes problems found in previous versions and includes many
enhancements of the Framsticks scripting language, which is now a
powerful way of controlling simulation, evolution, and Framsticks
Theater shows. New experiment definitions have also been added, and new
styles of 3D visualization have been created. For a complete list of
changes, see

    http://www.frams.alife.pl/common/dl/history.xml

The Framsticks_Manual.pdf is updated, and contains the most important
HTML reference pages with a table of contents. The official
step-by-step tutorial for new and existing users is published
on the web site.

Framsticks Graphical User Interface for MS Windows can
be downloaded directly from

    http://www.frams.alife.pl/common/dl/FramsticksInstall.exe

and the full list of downloads (including Linux versions and
command-line interfaces) is available at

    http://www.frams.alife.pl/a/al_download.html

Please visit the site to learn more about Framsticks,
download software, and access on-line user news forums:

    http://www.frams.alife.pl/




Kind regards,

Maciej Komosinski
Szymon Ulatowski



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