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BUGSX(1)		    General Commands Manual		      BUGSX(1)

NAME
       bugsx - display and evolve biomorphs

DESCRIPTION
       bugsx runs under	MIT's X11 window system. It was	written	under UNIX but
       should be easily	portable.  It is a program which draws	the  biomorphs
       based  on  parametric plots of Fourier sine and cosine series and let's
       you play	with them using	the genetic algorithm.

       The original version which ran under Suntools and XViews	was written by
       Joshua  R.  Smith sometime 1990.	See the	'credits' section for more de-
       tails.

       For more	information about the theoretic	backgrounds of	bugsx  consult
       Joshua  R.  Smith's  paper distributed with this	program	(in postscript
       format).	 It  can   also	  be   gotten	from:	http://physics.www.me-
       dia.mit.edu/~jrs/biomorphs.ps

COMMAND	LINE PARAMETERS
       bugsx accepts the following command line	options:

	       +rv		       reverse video (use to override xrdb entry)
	       +synchronous	       syncronous mode (use to override	xrdb entry)
	       -?		       help
	       -background <arg>       backgound color
	       -batch		       run program in batch mode
	       -bg <arg>	       same as -background
	       -bordercolor <arg>      border color
	       -borderwidth <arg>      border width
	       -display		       display
	       -extend_print	       show extended reproduction info while running
	       -fg <arg>	       same as -forground
	       -font <arg>	       font
	       -foreground <arg>       forground color (also file system bar color)
	       -geometry <arg>	       geometry	(will override extreme window sizes to
				       apply reasonable	settings)
	       -help		       help
	       -iconic		       iconic
	       -interval <arg>	       interval	used per turn
	       -mb		       show menu border
	       -name <arg>	       run bugsx under this name
	       -nobreed		       do not breed when running in bactch mode
	       -number <arg>	       number of biomorphs to draw (must be a square #)
	       -printpop	       print the population when breeding
	       -rv		       reverse video
	       -seed <arg>	       use this	seed for random	number generator
	       -segments <arg>	       use this	many segments to draw an organism
	       -showbreed	       show breeding subpopulation when	in batch mode
	    -showgenes		show a graphic representation of the genes
	       -synchronous	       synchronous mode
	       -v		       verbose
	       -xrm		       make no entry in	resrouce database
	       help		       help

RESOURCES
       bugsx can be controlled via the following resources:

	       background	       universal backgound color
	       batch		       run program in batch mode
	       batchbreed	       do not breed when running in bactch mode
	       borderColor	       border color
	       borderWidth	       border width
	       display		       display
	       extend_print	       show extended reproduction info while running
	       font		       font
	       foreground	       universal foreground color
	       help		       show help
	       mainWin.geometry	       main window geometry
	       iconic		       start program in	iconic mode
	       interval		       interval	used per turn
	       minimize		       minimize	window size
	       menuborder	       draw menu borders
	       name		       run bugsxunder this name
	       number		       number of biomorphs to draw (must be a square #)
	       printpop		       print the population when breeding
	       reverseVideo	       reverse video
	       seed		       use this	seed for random	number generator
	       segments		       use this	many segments to draw an organism
	       showbreed	       show breeding subpopulation when	in batch mode
	    showgenes	   show	a graphic representation of the	genes
	       synchronous	       syncronous mode
	       verbose		       verbose mode

BRIEF USER'S GUIDE
       Once  you have started bugsx you	will get a window containing the draw-
       ing windows and 3 menus.	The Menus are:

	    Initialize - Initializes the gene pool
	    Breed	 - Breed the selected organisms
	    Quit       - exits bugsx

       Once you	have chosen "Initialize" and the  first	 set  of  drawings  is
       shown,  you  can	 select	the ones you wish to be	included in the	cross-
       breeding	by clicking (with the left button) on a	 drawing  window.  The
       selected	organisms will be drawn	inverse.

       Clicking	on Breed will cross breed the selected organisms using the ge-
       netic algorithm.	If you have not	selected at least two organisms, a set
       of at least two will be randomly	chosen and used	for the	breeding.

       The following keys can be used to control bugsx:

	    q -	quit bugsx
	    i -	initialize population
	    b -	breed

AUTHOR
       bugsx  was written by Joshua R. Smith (jrs@media.mit.edu) and ported to
       XWindows	by Robert Gasch	(Robert_Gasch@peoplesoft.com) and is copyright
       by the author(s).

CREDITS
       The strstr() used for DYNIX ports is a slightly modified	version	of the
       GNU source.

				      X11			      BUGSX(1)

NAME | DESCRIPTION | COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS | RESOURCES | BRIEF USER'S GUIDE | AUTHOR | CREDITS

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