This page lists some other math programs that is too crowded to be listed on the main page. Be sure to the out the main page: Great Math Programs
See: Notes on A New Kind of Science.
Tess is a symmetry-drawing program made by Pedagoguery Software Inc. Available for Mac ＆ Windows. http://www.peda.com/tess/Welcome.htmlMacWin
PlaneTiling is a Mathematica package for tiling and symmetry illustrations. Author is Xah Lee (me). Requires Mathematica to run. Geometry: Plane Tiling Mathematica Package. For more programs that does symmetry or tiling related topic, see Wallpaper groups: References and Related Web Sites.
RepTiles v.2.0.1 (screenshot) is a plane tiling shareware written by two mathematicians Daniel H Huson and
The program is capable of generating all possible periodic tiling of the plane. By the words of the authors: “… for interactively designing and systematically generating periodic 2-dimensional tilings and patterns, study symmetry and 2-dimensional geometry, if you are a mathematician, enumerate possible 2-dimensional crystal-structures, if you are a crystallographer or chemist, design complex and interesting patterns, if you are a designer, or explore a whole new world of fascinating periodic structures, if you are, well, just interested.” This program is a bit mathematical, but can be fun for layperson. It is a rare tool for crystallographer and mathematicians. URL: ftp://ftp.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/math/tiling/reptiles/.
(Note: This program is from 1995 era. The software downloaded from the ftp site is missing data files, making the software not usable. I don't have a copy of it.)
HyperDimension (1999) Ishihama Yoshiaki has written several interesting programs. Many of them are related to high dimensions, including a 4 and 5 dimensional Rubic cube simulators. His programs are small and original, but the interface is very crude. Check out his webpage for more Source www.asahi-net.or.jp. Ishihama Yoshiaki's software are usually raw and unpolished. (2002-07) MacJava
HyperSpace 2.0 (1990) is another higher-dimensional polytope viewer, by Paul Bruke. It does not let you drag and spin, but offers both multiple slice view and projection view on about 4 regular polyhedrons. Paul Bruke's software page is at: Source local.wasp.uwa.edu.au. Ask Paul to update this software. (2002) Mac
Stewart Coffin's The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections, now online free at: Source johnrausch.com This book specify in detail a whole type of puzzles that is made of interlocking blocks of various shapes that assemble into regular polyhedrons or beautiful objects of such symmetry.blog comments powered by Disqus