I feel like an idiot of a computer science major...
I'm looking at the Eclipse website to figure out what to download, since I'll need to use Eclipse to write the code for this project. The options include:
Eclipse Classic - The classic Eclipse download: the Eclipse Platform, Java Development Tools, and Plug-in Development Environment, including source and both user and programmer documentation.
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers - The essential tools for any Java developer, including a Java IDE, a CVS client, XML Editor and Mylyn.
Or both? I think it's the first one, but who knows?
Also, I downloaded the standalone version of PhyloWidget, so that I could play with it and get used to the functionality of the program. Right now I feel like a bit of an idiot because I don't know what to do with it, like, how to just run the program. I couldn't see any instructions on the site. All I have is a folder of .jar files and two other files, one of which doesn't open, and the other looks like it has a command-line command, which I couldn't get to run because it said "Permission denied."
This blog was formerly used to document my travels abroad to Israel, Australia, and New Zealand from January to June 2008. It has now transitioned to become a record of my work for my senior project in Digital Media Design at the University of Pennsylvania. I am working to create a teaching tool for the high school and college level to allow students to explore the ever-growing catalogue of all living things, created by the Tree of Life project.