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Archives Window Symmetry
By: Robert M. Ward
The Archives Window Symmetry is a program that demonstrates the
beauty of 2-dimensional windows forming random symmetrical patterns.
The windows actually have more than two dimensions. However they are
not 3-dimensional objects. Each window has a height and length which
are clearly visible. However, each window also has a front side and
a back side. Each side is a different color to distiguish the front
from the back. There is no depth between the front of the window and
the back of the window, so there is no third dimension. This type of
symmetry between dimensions is similar to fractals, where an entire
universe lies between two dimensions.
There are a few options that you might find useful while running this
program. The following keys may be used at any time while the program is
The plus key + > Slows down the display
The minus key - > Speeds up the display
The spacebar > Pauses the display (Any key to resume)
Pressing any other key will end the program.
The source code may be made available upon request. Send your requests,
comments, suggestions and/or contributions to:
Archive Comuter Systems c/o Robert M. Ward 72 Comet Road Methuen, MA 01844