Leibniz System Software
- The Leibniz System is a software package for the
development and implementation of logic-based intelligent
systems. The package covers various aspect of the construction
of such systems with modules for
- logic computation
- learning logic formulas from data
- discretization of data
- subgroup discovery from data
- data estimation by a lazy learner
- dimension reduction of models
- decomposition of graphs and matrices
- solution of constrained optimization problems involving single or
multiple objective functions
All programs are written in C
using the ANSI standard. Installation is intended under
Linux/Unix. Installation using other operating systems
should not be difficult but is not covered in the manual.
- For a first look at the system, get the
Leibniz System manual.
- The Leibniz System originally was companion software for the book
"Design of Logic-based Intelligent Systems" by
K. Truemper, published by Wiley, 2004. Anybody purchasing the
book was licensed to download the original version and use it
for commercial or noncommmercial applications, without any
additional charge or license fee.
Since then, the Leibniz System has been significantly expanded
and the requirement of book purchase
has been removed. Instead, the system is now made available without charge
under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), which is much less
restrictive than the General Public License (GPL). In fact,
the adjective "Lesser" is a misnomer. Instead, it should say
"More General Public License" since so much more can be done
under the LGPL than under the GPL.
The file lgpl.txt supplied with the installation files
has the precise definition of LGPL. Informally speaking,
the LGPL allows the modules of the Leibniz System to be
"linked with ... a non-(L)GPLed program,
regardless of whether it is free software or proprietary software.
The non-(L)GPLed program can then be distributed under any terms if it is not a derivative work" (Wikipedia). In simple language, the Leibniz
System can be freely and without charge used by or incorporated into
noncommercial, or commercial, or public, or proprietary
as long as that software is not derivative work and the use of the
Leibniz System under the LGPL is acknowledged;
see Chapter 1 of the manual for the citation.
Here, "not derivative"
means that the software using the Leibniz System must differ in a
non-trivial way from the Leibniz System software and doesn't constitute
just a trivial reuse of the software under another name.
- One may download the Leibniz System only if one agrees to the above
Getting going is much easier if
the user first reads Preface and Chapters 1 and 2 of
leibnizmanual.pdf in directory Leibniz/Manual.
Yes, we know, "A manual is just
another person's opinion," but maybe here the opinion counts.
- Get the files
- Install the Leibniz System
using the instructions in the file
- Optional: Send email to
email@example.com with "Leibniz System Download" in the
subject line. We will inform you about updates
of the system. No other use will be made of the information.