SOS: Scripts for Organizing 'Speriments

(Scripts for Organizing Experiments)

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This set of scripts was put together to ease the process of running a large number of experiments with varying parameters, and manage the resulting data. The work required to do such things manually can be quite large, especially taking into account that the number of experiments that need to be run in order to obtain representative data is often big. A script which plots the data using gnuplot is also included.

The SOS package was orginally put together to run experiments with SSFNet. Other researchers heard about it and wanted to use it to run experiments and collect data, so we made it more generic to work with any set of experiments performed on the computer (without making it any less useful for the users of SSFNet).

The SOS package is designed to be used by programmers who have some familiarity with Perl and MySQL databases. It is assumed that the scripts will be executed from the command line. There is no web interface, and we do not intend to add one. All documentation is contained in the README file. Sample experiments are included in the distribution to serve as a brief tutorial.


Download for Free

These scripts are available for public use under the conditions of the GNU General Public License. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Download the current version (1.1.0-b1b) in tar'd, gzip'd format.

Known Bugs (will be fixed in next release)