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Rule Based Data Structure Animation

Harvick, Lee Hou
There are many types of methods to display Animated Data Structures. Most of the methods are very cumbersome and require an in-depth know:!.edge of a particular animation language. These animatior. languages require the developer to think in programming terms instead of tte rules that are associated with a data structure. This means that for any learner, whether it is a student, developer, or a researcher I they will be required to spend as much time or more in developing the Data Structure Animation software as they would spend developing the actual software in a more traditional programming languages. The fo llow ing documen t presents a simplified Data Structure Animator that is designed to be rule based. This will enable the user to design Data Structure Animation using the more natural rules associated with the Data Structure.