A rewriting paradigm for program and algorithm animation

Mackie, Ian (2009) A rewriting paradigm for program and algorithm animation. In: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR.

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Abstract

The dichotomy between programs and data projects itself onto two paradigms in software visualisation: programs are visualised by program animation, and data is visualised by algorithm animation. We put forward a programming paradigm where, like functional or logic programming, and some rewriting paradigms, programs and data are represented at the same level-program are just one particular kind of data Animation of these programs/algorithms breaks the dichotomy and leads to an alternative perspective on visualisation Our paradigm is a graphical one, and thus is exceptionally well suited for visualisation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Ian Mackie
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:16
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 15:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25074
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