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April 22, 2009 6:15 AM   Subscribe

Topology and Geometry Software by Jeff Weeks.
posted by Eideteker (5 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
he's a student of bill thurston who is of independent means and apparently decided he'd rather not go the academic route. he's been involved with recent efforts to measure the global topology of the universe.
posted by geos at 6:38 AM on April 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I played Torus Games a while back. I recall that the implementation of chess was awkward.
posted by LSK at 7:00 AM on April 22, 2009


Jeff Weeks' stuff is fantastic. I can't believe this hasn't been posted on Metafilter before.
posted by wittgenstein at 9:16 AM on April 22, 2009


I wish they'd update some of the programs---especially Kali---which just won't run on a remotely recent mac.
posted by leahwrenn at 9:39 AM on April 22, 2009


I have to forward to this post because it is about one of the coolest open source math/geometry projects I've ever seen, Jenn 3d (not that I've seen too many of them...). Scroll down on that last link...
posted by Astragalus at 4:34 PM on April 22, 2009


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