The GNU/Linux OS has evolved from its origins in hackerdom to a full blown UNIX, capable of rivaling any commercial UNIX. It now provides an inexpensive base to build a great workstation. It has shed its hardware dependencies, having been ported to DEC Alphas, Sparcs, PowerPCs, and many others. This potential speed boost along with its networking support will make it great for workstation clusters. As a workstation it allows for all sorts of research and development, including artificial intelligence and artificial life.
The purpose of this Howto is to provide a source to find out about various software packages, code libraries, and anything else that will help someone get started working with (and find resources for) artificial intelligence, artificial life, etc. All done with GNU/Linux specifically in mind.
New entries: SimpleAI .
Resurfaced MIA entry: NuPIC .
Deleted the section on "Programming languages". I moved the couple of agent-oriented domain specific languages, 2APL and APRIL , into the sections relevant to the work. I removed the rest as they were all just general purpose languages.
New entries: ORTS , FANN , OpenCV , CBR Microprograms , ConceptNet , FreeHAL , 2APL , Alchemy , plop , evolver , PyIE , Pyevolve , txevolver , python-dlp , CompLearn , dbacl , Maximum Entropy Toolkit , pebl , FLiP , Carmen , Orca , ROS , YARP , Neuroph , MLAP book samples , Elefant , Evocosm , Critterding , MRPT , PyBrain , peach , brain , FREVO , Vowpal Wabbit , ERESYE , Recast , EAP , GenePool , Milk , OpenCog , Pattern , CognitiveFoundry , clasp , timbl , MBT , scikits.learn , NeuroLab , Biogenesis , brain-simulator . Torch5 , Encog , Nengo , DEAP and Emergent .
Seems someone has resuscitated EMA-XPS . Not very active, but enough to pull out of the dead projects area and place back amounst the living. I also fixed many links and moved quite a few dead projects to Missing & Dead .
New entries: Eprover , Player , Logfun , Livingstone2 , Quackle , LingPipe , GATE , Infon Battle Arena , CLARAty , Reverend , Shogun , Nanopond , Polyworld , Fluidiom , NEAT , Framsticks , URBI , RobotFlow , Nero , ffnet , Alloy (removed), Pyke , NuPIC , Simbad , Robodeb , Loom , PowerLoom , tinygp , Curry (removed), JGAP , PyCLIPS , and STELLA (removed).
I chopped the Agents section into two sub-sections, one for Software Agents and one for Robotics and Simulators . I play it a bit fast and loose in my deciding what goes into each category, but it is an improvement.
MIA found! Cellular the cellular automata programming system. Fixed many bad links and cleaned out missing projects.
I also changed the MIA section to Missing & Dead which now groups into subsections entries with bad links that I can't find replacements for and long dead projects.
Fixed a some bad links and was forced to move a few entries into the MIA (missing) section. I also removed one duplicate entry.
All this software should be available via the net (ftp || http). The links to where to find it will be provided in the description of each package. There will also be plenty of software not covered on these pages (which is usually platform independent) located on one of the resources listed on the links section of the Master Site (given above).
If you find any mistakes, know of updates to one of the items below, or have problems compiling any of the applications, please mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do.
If you know of any AI/Alife applications, class libraries, etc. Please email me about them. Include your name, ftp and/or http sites where they can be found, plus a brief overview/commentary on the software (this info would make things a lot easier on me... but don't feel obligated ;).
I know that keeping this list up to date and expanding it will take quite a bit of work. So please be patient (I do have other projects). I hope you will find this document helpful.
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