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Re: AUI support
Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>
Tue, 19 Feb 2008 14:07:33 -0600
Thunderbird 188.8.131.52 (X11/20071022)
My pets only fetch sticks, so congrats! What are you feeding them?
With a vocabulary of only ~ 60 words, C++ was, well.....
I think a good way to start would be to take the approximate positions
of the components on the source schematic and use it as seed positions
for an annealing algorithm which moves components stochastically and
measures entropy/complexity via the length of ratsnest lines and the
number of intersections. Actually, anyone know if software like this
is already out there? Maybe that will be my next pet project...
Failing anything better, you could implement a teletype style "sweep
across the page with carriage return at the end of the current row"
algorithm, and keep track of the tallest component in the last row when
you rewind to the next row.
But then, maybe you and your pet(s) are up to something beyond this.
Anything that reduces entropy is always good, the universe has plenty
already, and that's just counting the portion in my head.