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Roggendorf - Supplementary Material

Supplementary Material for bmm327:

Thorsten Roggendorf

Department of Biological Cybernetics, Bielefeld University, Universitaetsstra├če 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany

  • Title: tkCybernetics
  • Description: A simple simulation program for cybernetic systems. Several cybernetic elements can be created, parametrized, and linked to create arbitrary circuits. Various input functions can be choosen to test the circuit, the output is visualized by onscreen plots
  • Language: English, program can also be configured during installation to use German instead.
  • Author: Thorsten Roggendorf
  • Contributors: Author
  • Affiliation: Department of Biological Cybernetics and Theoretical Biology, Bielefeld University, Universitaetsstra├če 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
  • Creator: Author
  • Publisher: Author
  • Source: Author
  • Rights: Author
  • Application context: education (bachelor, master, graduate) and research
  • Application setting: single user, talk, course.
  • Instructional use: A theoretical introduction to the theory of cybernetics is recommended.
  • Time: 90 min
  • Resource type: modeling tool, simulation, diagram
  • Application objective: designed for an introductory course in cybernetic systems and as a developer's tool to quickly test simple circuits.
  • Required applications: Archive extractor, TCL intepreter
  • Required platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux, BSD, and almost any other Unix platform
  • Requirements: 1 GHz Processor, 256 MB RAM, 15MB free disk space (rec.)
  • Archive:
  • Target-type: stand alone application
  • Target: tkCybernetics.tcl
Requirements and setup instructions
  1. Install the tcl/tk interpreter from or - if that applies - from the fascilities provided by your Linux- or Unix-distribution
  2. download archive (see above).
  3. unpack in a directory of your choice.
  4. Move to that directory.
  5. on Linux/Unix yyou might have to make tkCybernetics.tcl executable.
  6. Start the simulation by calling tkCybernetics.tcl.
Application instructions
  • please see the main article for application instructions