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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #20 for May 24

May 24, 2000, 15:07 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"RealTimeBattle is a programming game for Unix, in which robots controlled by programs are fighting each other. The goal is to destroy the enemies, using the radar to examine the environment and the cannon to shoot. Even though the environment the robots are moving in is fairly simple, it is far from easy to construct an intelligent robot-program."

"gLife... is an attempt to embody the rules that are found in artificial life. Artificial life is a subset of artificial intelligence. Artificial life is the representation of biological phenomenon on the computer. A well known field of this is "Cellular Automata". This is basically just the simulation of cells. They live, they reproduce, they move, and they die. A good simulation that embodies this is "Conway's Game of Life". This program is similiar to "Conway's Game of Life" but yet it is very different. It takes "Conway's Game of Life" and applies it to a society (human society). This means there is a very different (and much larger) ruleset than in the original game. Things need to be taken into account such as the terrain, age, sex, culture, movement, etc."

"BibleReader is a Bible browsing/searching program for Linux/X. It uses the popular Gtk+ widget set. Currently, BibleReader has the capacity to find a passage by reference, search for a phrase using regular expressions, and has a filter which enables searches to be limited to a selection of books. BibleReader comes with the King James Version (otherwise known as the Authorised Version) of the Bible."

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