Great Math Software: Polyhedrons and Polytopes

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

A list of great math software that do polyhedron.


kaleidoTile Windows macOS iPhone Mac OS 9

KaleidoTile does interactive polyhedron software by Jeff Weeks. You can see how some polyhedra can be generated by mirroring tiles in space, and how one transforms into another. All this in real-time with dynamic control.


great stella
great stella Windows

Stella and Great Stella These are great polyherons programs that the author intended to be the ultimate one, and it truely is a excellent program. This is probably the most comprehensive software for polyhedrons. Author is by Robert Webb. (2004-01, 2018-06-24)

Stewart Coffin's The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections

Stewart Coffin's The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections, now online free at: Source

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.


HyperSpace Polytope Slicer

hyperspace slicer
hyperspace slicer Java

Mark Newbold has written some beautiful polytope visualization Java appletes. One is called HyperSpace Polytope Slicer, which lets you view any of the 6 4D regular polytopes by slice.

Hyperspace Star Polytope Slicer

hyperspace star
hyperspace star Java

It is very well-done, and with very detailed explanations. (2003-09,2006-08)


poly by pedagoguery software 4d74c
poly by pedagoguery software

Pedagoguery Software. (2001-01,2006-08) Mac OS 9 Windows

Poly is another interactive 3D program that does polyhedra. This program contains a fairly complete set of regular and semi-regular solids that includes: Platonic, Archemedean, Prism and Antiprisim, Johnson, Catalan, Dypyramids and Deltohedrons. A special feature of the program is showing the solids as nets (graphs) and flat un-wrapped represenations. (the latter is good for making paper models of the solid.) Poly is a shareware. It's available for Mac and Windows.

Polyhedra Stellations Applet

Polyhedra Stellations Applet, by Vladimir Bulatov. “This applet calculates stellations of majority of uniform polyhedra and their duals.” Java ()