Call for LiveCode projects: LiveCode and Science at MozFest this weekend.
blueback09 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 12:37:10 EST 2015
The focus is on a general purpose framework for modeling many orthogonal
dimensions of information using entities and relationships. When the model
is built correctly the information in it can be queried to produce many
useful things, a subset of which are visuals like business/network graphs.
But for my goal I won't have a use for business graphs any time soon, so
the stuff I'm writing to display graph data is just networks.
Livecode makes it relatively easy to draw stuff on the screen, so one of
the things I'd like to give back to the community is a standardized
interface for pushing graph data into a control and getting back queries
for new data. I'm a new, self-taught coder and I didn't have all that much
trouble implementing an array with graph data and several algorithms for
processing it. Therefore I conclude that it should be pretty straight
forward to implement all of the common expectations of a graphing library
in Livecode. Whether or not it is memory efficient and/or scales at all
well is a different question :)
On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM, David Bovill <david at viral.academy> wrote:
> That sounds like a great topic for a small research group. I'd certainly
> join in. Do you mean business graphs, or general network graphs?
> On 3 November 2015 at 16:24, Matt Maier <blueback09 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm building an open source graph manipulation and drawing library in
> > Livecode. The point is for it to be modular but I'm building it to do a
> > specific thing right now, so it isn't all that modular. It's still young
> > there's plenty of room for new ideas.
> > I could use help in the more official "graph" areas since I don't have
> > particular background in graphs, they just turned out to be useful for my
> > goals. For example, I'd like to find out if it makes sense to store the
> > graphs in a graph database (ATM I'm just exporting the array to JSON text
> > files). It would also be nice to find out if an existing graph
> > language will work or if I have to define my own. And, of course, there's
> > the fun of trying to optimize the algorithms to allow more nodes into
> > memory. Maybe someone knows how to just use an existing graph library
> > Livecode?
> > Also, I'm planning to make a widget for displaying the graphs but I
> > learned LCB yet. Someone who already knows LCB could speed that up.
> > On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 6:54 AM, David Bovill <david at viral.academy>
> > > This weekend at MozFest - https://2015.mozillafestival.org/ we are
> > running
> > > a series of workshops over the weekend using Livecode, and Raspberry
> > Pi's.
> > > We are looking to raise interest in Livecode, and to attract developers
> > to
> > > your projects, helping build communities around open source software
> > > projects.
> > >
> > > If you have an open source software project and you would like to
> > > developers, or volunteers to the project, and present it at MozFest -
> > > us know about the project either here or off-list and we can present
> it /
> > > organise a workshop around the project.
> > >
> > > We will be helping to organise a series of online coding sessions as a
> > > successor to the LiveCode TV project we started a couple of years back
> > > but with a new platform and new methodology. This means even if you
> > > make it to MozFest this weekend in London, you can take part online and
> > > follow this up with regular weekly coding sessions, where we can all
> > > together code, talk, and generally hang out around great open source
> > > projects.
> > >
> > > Any proposals or thoughts on projects that could benefit from getting a
> > few
> > > heads around it, or new topics that you would like to learn about or
> > > source libraries that you think the community should / you would like
> > > help out developing?
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