Last modified Aug-29-1997
Glossary of terms
- Animation Aided Problem Solving is a research project at the Department of Computer Science
of the University of Helsinki.
Jeliot is one of the products this project has produced.
- Double buffering
- A way of producing flickerless animation. In this scheme
each frame in an animation is first drawn element by element to
a buffer. When the whole frame is done the image in the buffer
is moved on the screen in one move. For more detail, there are
many good books on computer graphics explaining in in detail.
- Jeliot's predecessor. An algorithm animation environment working
in the OpenLook(tm) environment. Accepts input in C-code.
- "Java(tm)-Elävät oliot" - Elävät oliot is a
Finnish phrase meaning Living beings.
- A window where the animation takes place. Jeliot supports
multiple stages, i.e. there can be many windows open at the same
time showing the animation of an algorithm.
- Stage Manager
- In Jeliot controlling the different stages, the speed of the
animation, among with some other controls is done using the
module called the Stage Manager.
- Theater metaphor
- A metaphor used in describing the workings of Jeliot. Many of
the terms that are used in Jeliot have their counterparts in the
theater. Explained in more detail in the pages describing Jeliot's
- Uniform Resource Locator. An address used on the Web is
called URL, one example is "http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/".
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