Last modified June-18-1997    |   Contents

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What do I need to be able to try Jeliot
Answer: First of all you might want to read these pages. In many places it is mentioned that all you need is a Java capable browser. Actually you also need acces to these pages i.e. access to the Internet.

Question: How good Java-programmer do I need to be
Answer: If you just try the examplary algorithms provided by Jeliot - you don't need to have any knowledge of Java. Otherwise if you know C or some basics of the Java-language you will do fine. A skeleton for a program is given every time you start Jeliot - all you have to do is to add your piece of code in that skeleton.

Question: Where can I find more information
Answer: If these pages don't give you the information you can contact us using email. Our addresses can be found in the page listing the people involved in developing Jeliot. There are also some publications where Jeliot is being described. These can be found listed at the Animation Aided Problem Solving (AAPS) project's pages.

Question: Are there any other systems like Jeliot
Answer: No - at least we don't know any. There are other algorithm visualization environments also available in the web (see our links-page), but none like Jeliot.

Question: What is that little window that seems to open every time I run an animatio?
Answer: Every piece of code that is submitted to Jeliot will eventually extend the java.applet.Applet class. To be able to use all the graphical tools available for applets, you need to have a place to show them at. In Jeliot there is such a window - the only drawback is that that window has to be shown with some size. You can close the window at will, closing it (I do mean close not destroy) doesn't effect anything, unless you have submitted a class that should be visible.