Calculate and display an aggregating particle
- Authored and Contributed by
- Ronald Joe Record
- Copyright 1993, 1994 Ronald Joe Record
The mathrec source code is freely redistributable. The author maintains
binary distributions for Caldera OpenLinux 3.1, OpenServer, UnixWare 7
and Open UNIX 8. These distributions and the source code are available via:
Written 4/22 1988 by Ron Record (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Based in part on the Computer Recreations article in the 5/88
The heart drawing mode was added right after the Loma Prieta
earthquake. The idea was to convey the sense of a seismograph
gone berserk but forming the shape of a heart.
Some sample shell scripts are provided in /usr/local/mathrec/madness.
It's amazing what you can do with sines and cosines.
To build the madness binary, use the Imakefile.
After modifying the Imakefile appropriately, either use "xmkmf" or "imake"
to create a Makefile. Then just type "make" to compile madness.
The manual page can be formatted by typing
"nroff -man madness.man > madness.1".
To install madness, copy the madness binary to the desired location (the sample
makefile puts it in /usr/local/bin). Also copy the resource file Madness.ad
to /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/Madness or append it to you local $HOME/.Xdefaults.
Copy the formatted man page to wherever you keep your local doc (i use
/usr/man/cat.LOCAL for imaging software), then add that location
to your MANPATH.
- I have used this for years without harm.
- Work Planned
- manual page.
You can test madness by just invoking it with no arguments.
Some "interesting" ways to run madness are provided as shell scripts
in the params subdirectory of the source and in /usr/skunk/lib/madness.
Ideas, comments, additions, deletions, suggestions, bug reports, code review,...
e-mail Ronald Record at email@example.com