Welcome to the lab.

Note: This site was updated in 2015 to convert the java applets to javascript. The rest of the site remains vintage 1990s, but the site no longer requires java

In this study you will be investigating different models and theories of the evolution of cooperation in animals. In order to conduct this study you will need a few tools. Namely, you will need a reasonably fast computer hooked up to the internet, and a javascript enabled web browser. If that sounds a little confusing, don't worry. The fact that you are reading this means that you are almost there. The main questions are, "Is your computer fast enough?" and "Is your web browser javascript enabled?" Let's tackle the former question first.

Is your computer fast enough?

(Your computer is probably fast enough - these specs are old). There are two things that will affect the speed at which this lab will operate on your computer. The first is the speed of your internet connection. If you are using the campus ethernet, you should be just fine. If you are dialing in from elsewhere I recommend at least a 28.8k connection, although a 14.4k could do the trick. The second aspect that will affect the performance of this lab on your computer is your processor speed. At a minimum you should be using a 486/66 for Windows, or a 25Mhz 68040 for Mac. Things sure would be a lot zippier, however, if you used a Pentium for Windows, or a PowerMac. Most of the computers in the labs on campus should be perfectly adequate.


Is your web browser javascript enabled?

You should use a recent version of Chrome preferably. Though other browsers like Safari and Firefox should also work. Just make sure javascript (not to be confused with java) isn't turned off (it is usually on by default).


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