End of Summer Release

It's the end of the summer and we've got a great big old release for y'all. It includes a slew of bug fixes, some API changes (sorry), new features, and some new IDE fun. This new release does require Eclipse 3.6 (the core doesn't, but the IDE does), but that brings with it an easier installation (see below)


New Tools!

The IDE has had some odd behaviors for awhile now. After watching a coworker struggle a bit with it, I decided to address a few of these issues in my off time.

Most important is the new runtime perspective (which can be launched automatically during runs)


API changes

To maximize code reuse and minimize incompatibility, I work hard to ensure that the APIs rarely change. The core API has been fairly stable for some years now, but has finally required a bit of tinkering.

New Releases, Conferences and Eclipse 3.6

August is nearly here, which means the two major cognitive modeling conferences are fast approaching. I will be attending both ICCM and CogSci this year, with a presentation at the later (on modeling embodied phenomenon). Feel free to track me down if you want to talk shop.

There will be a significant release arriving after the conferences. This will include many performance improvements, bug fixes, auditory and visual enhancements, etc. It will also include a streamlined installation (yay).

April release

April's release is here. I've been doing a great deal of work on making it easier to swap out associative learning systems, so most of the fixes and features are related to that.


March release

The latest release includes two new major pieces of functionality.

Updates and bug fixes

There is a new update just posted. It includes some bug fixes and new features. Enjoy.


  • BaseSensor now has immediate mode support which is better suited to less frequent, event based interfaces
  • More logging across the board (internal)
  • opened up api access to setting the perceptual module's symbol grounding code
  • opened up api access to IVisualModule equations

Bug fixes:


Another release is out to coincide with two new tutorials (extensions & sensors). The new release just includes some new functionality and bundles that the tutorials use. Enjoy. This leaves one major tutorial left for developers : modules. Another tutorial is in the pipeline showing how to use the orthogonal parameter space search tool with iterative runs and the support for integrated analyses.

Developing for CommonReality: Extending BaseSensor

Developing for CommonReality: Extending BaseSensor

Developing for jACT-R: Extensions

Developing for jACT-R : Extensions

Sometimes a model needs to interact with a device or system, but a full perceptual interface would be overkill. This is particularly true when the theoretical aspects of the model have nothing to do with embodied interaction. Sometimes you just need to model to have information dumped straight into its head. That's where extensions come in. They provide atheoretic additional functionality.



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