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Re: Re: Wolfram Research 2+12 degree-of-freedom gamepad?

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  • Subject: [mg76491] Re: [mg76441] Re: Wolfram Research 2+12 degree-of-freedom gamepad?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 05:16:54 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f2or3s$6n5$1@smc.vnet.net> <200705220652.CAA20042@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

Good for ANY dynamic object -- especially graphic -- where more than one 
parameter may be changed.  Like many of the examples on the Wolfram 
Demonstrations web site.

As one simple example -- my favorite -- look at the Cube of Koalas 
demonstration.  One can control 7 parameters there.

Szabolcs wrote:
> Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> Mathematica 6.0 allows input via a gamepad/controller, and the 6.0 docs 
>> mention the "Wolfram Research 2+12 degree-of-freedom gamepad."
>>
>> Does anybody have information about that gamepad?
>>
> 
> But what is the controller interface really good for? I cannot imagine a 
> _Mathematica_ application where a gamepad would provide a real advantage 
> over a simple mouse.
> 
> Szabolcs
> 

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