Games and Entertainment

xstar - Program that simulates the movement of stars

License: GPLv2+
Vendor: Alcance Libre, Inc.
XStar is a Unix program that simulates the movement of stars. It starts by
putting a bunch of stars on the screen, and then it lets the inter-body
gravitational forces move the stars around. The result is a lot of neat
wandering paths, as the stars interact and collide.

Along with the program, there is a fairly large document that explains the
N-Body problem in a fair amount of detail. It doesn't get into the gory
details of the "real" N-body solvers, but it does give you an overview of
the techniques they use.

Packages [231 KiB] Changelog by Mamoru Tasaka (2007-12-17):
- Support XScreenSaver
- Honor Fedora specific compilaton flags

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