Thank you for your interest in Lifelines

 

Yes, now very old LifeLines code is now open source, and you are welcome to download it at: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/lifelines/code-opensource-lifelines.zip

 

Because there is very little documention is is important that you know well what Lifelines does… so before you even look at the code you should watch the video and read the papers we wrote (see main Lifelines webpage).

 

The code was last compiled using JDK1.1.8, it still runs fine on our webpage except for some formatting weirdities. The code itself is in /lifelines, the documentation is /doc and there are a set of examples in the top level directory. The main ones are chi.html and kaiser.html.  The web page http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/lifelines will give you information on how to format of the data files (it is not an easy process but it has been used successfully before to prototype ideas.)  Unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide any support for this code.

 

In return, we ask that you give credit to the University of Maryland and refer to our papers or website when appropriate.

 

Please let us know how you used LifeLines.

Thank you for your interest in our research.

 

Catherine Plaisant: plaisant@cs.umd.edu or (301) 405-2768

 

 

PS: If you are a corporation we hope that you will consider either:

·         sponsoring our annual Symposium (about 200 attendees). Any level of contribution would be appreciated (see http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/sponsorship/symposiumsponsor.shtml for more details)  

·         supporting our research (see http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/sponsorship/ for a review of sponsoring mechanisms)

 

 

 

 

The Lifelines code includes the following notice:

 

 * Copyright (c) 1996-1999, University of Maryland

 * All rights reserved.

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 * LifeLines was written at the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory www.cs.umd.edu/hcil by graduate students

 * under the supervision of Catherine Plaisant and Ben Shneiderman. The LifeLines website is www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/lifelines.