Animated wire-frame Polyhedron display, complete with duals and
double precision angles to the polygons. Also technical program
description and 75 pictures.
Just one thing, thats still outstanding.
This is a collection of PostScript files from the Computing Science Technical Report series of organization 1127 of AT&T Bell Laboratories
report Comp. Sci. Tech. Rep. No. 130
author Andrew Hume
title Exact Descriptions of Regular and Semi-Regular Polyhedra and Their Duals
date November 1986
tm TM 11276-861022-09
Just two programs ready to run.
1. kaleido.exe (MSDOS) 86KB (see Zip)
2. schwarz.exe (MSDOS) 27KB (see Zip)
Just one description of two programs, that do just one thing, better than the next best thing.
uniform.pdf (Adobe) 676KB (see Zip)
Loquitur Discipulus Esuriens.
Professors, in your plan there seems A something not quite right, 'Tis queer to cherish learning's beams, By shutting out the light.
While thus we see your windows block'd, If nobody complains; Yet everybody must be shock'd, To see you don't take pains.
And tell me why should bodily Succumb to mental meat? Or why should Be all the pie we eat?
No helluo liborum I, No literary glutton, Would veal with Virgil like to try, With metaphysics, mutton.
Leave us no longer in the lurch, With Romans, Greeks, and Hindoos; But give us beef as well as birch, And board us - not your windows.
NB (2008) A computer program, called kaleido (cf. [Ha]) and publicly available at email@example.com, has been developed to compute the data of a uniform polyhedron (and its dual)... Kaleido is also capable of computing the vertex and face coordinates and displaying a rotating wire-frame image of each polyhedron. Two quotes from following attribution:- Uniform Solution for Uniform Polyhedra* Zvi Har’El Department of Mathematics Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * In memoriam of my father, Gershon Har’El, who introduced me to spatial structures. Geometriae Dedicata 47: 57-110, 1993.