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This page '''lists [[Undefined Blocks|obsolete blocks]] in Scratch'''.
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This page '''lists [[Obsolete Block|obsolete blocks]] in Scratch'''.
  
 
==Removed in Scratch 2.0==
 
==Removed in Scratch 2.0==
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{{main|Hide All Sprites (block)}}
 
{{main|Hide All Sprites (block)}}
 
The '''Hide All Sprites''' [[Blocks|block]] is a 2.0 alpha [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]] that was removed. It was only available on the [[Stage]], and would [[Hide (block)|hide]] all [[sprite]]s upon usage. The benefits of it are reduced scripting since "hide" would otherwise have to be inserted into every sprite.
 
The '''Hide All Sprites''' [[Blocks|block]] is a 2.0 alpha [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]] that was removed. It was only available on the [[Stage]], and would [[Hide (block)|hide]] all [[sprite]]s upon usage. The benefits of it are reduced scripting since "hide" would otherwise have to be inserted into every sprite.
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===User ID===
 
===User ID===
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| removed    = 1.0
 
| removed    = 1.0
 
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The '''Change Background by ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. This used to advance the current background to the next ones. It was removed in the final release of [[Scratch 1.0]] due to a workaround, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
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The '''Change Background by ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. This used to advance the current costume to the next ones. It was removed in the final release of [[Scratch 1.0]] due to a workaround, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
  
 
===When () Is True===
 
===When () Is True===
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| category  = [[Control Blocks|Control]]
 
| category  = [[Control Blocks|Control]]
 
| type      = [[Hat Block|Hat]]
 
| type      = [[Hat Block|Hat]]
| added      = November 2006 Beta
 
 
| removed    = 1.0
 
| removed    = 1.0
 
}}
 
}}
The '''When () Is True''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Control Blocks|Control block]] and a [[Hat Block|Hat block]]. This was triggered when the condition specified was true. It was removed in the final release of [[Scratch 1.0]] because there was no way to stop it, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. It was replaced by the workaround:
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The '''When () Is True''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Control Blocks|Control block]] and a [[Hat Block|Hat block]]. This was triggered when the condition specified was true. It was removed in the final release of [[Scratch 1.0]] because there was no way to stop it, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. It was replaced by the workaround
 
<scratchblocks>
 
<scratchblocks>
 
when green flag clicked
 
when green flag clicked
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This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore.
 
This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore.
  
==Removed in November 2006 Beta==
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==Removed in Scratch November 2006 Beta==
 
The following blocks were removed in the November 2006 Beta version of Scratch.<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20070814044526/http://llk.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/download/info-beta-Oct06.html</ref>
 
The following blocks were removed in the November 2006 Beta version of Scratch.<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20070814044526/http://llk.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/download/info-beta-Oct06.html</ref>
  
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{{main|Point Away From Edge (block)}}
 
{{main|Point Away From Edge (block)}}
 
The '''Point Away From Edge''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Motion Blocks|Motion block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. This used to point the sprite away from the edge, like bouncing without even touching the edge. In the [[Java Player]], the block works as a normal [[If on Edge, Bounce (block)|If on Edge, Bounce]] block instead. It was removed in the November 2006 Beta due to being glitchy, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1017500</ref>
 
The '''Point Away From Edge''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Motion Blocks|Motion block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. This used to point the sprite away from the edge, like bouncing without even touching the edge. In the [[Java Player]], the block works as a normal [[If on Edge, Bounce (block)|If on Edge, Bounce]] block instead. It was removed in the November 2006 Beta due to being glitchy, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1017500</ref>
 
 
==Removed in January 2005 Beta==
 
The following blocks were removed in the January 2005 Beta version of Scratch.
 
  
 
===Say Nothing===
 
===Say Nothing===
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| category  = [[Looks Blocks|Looks]]
 
| category  = [[Looks Blocks|Looks]]
 
| type      = [[Stack Block|Stack]]
 
| type      = [[Stack Block|Stack]]
| removed    = January 2005 Beta
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| removed    = November 2006 Beta
 
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{{main|Say Nothing (block)}}
 
{{main|Say Nothing (block)}}
The '''Say ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. This used to remove the sprite's say/think bubble. It was removed in the January 2005 Beta due to a workaround, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
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The '''Say ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. This used to remove the sprite's say/think bubble. It was removed in the November 2006 Beta due to a workaround, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
  
 
==Removed in Earlier Versions of Scratch==
 
==Removed in Earlier Versions of Scratch==
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| category  = [[Looks Blocks|Looks]]
 
| category  = [[Looks Blocks|Looks]]
 
| type      = [[Stack Block|Stack]]
 
| type      = [[Stack Block|Stack]]
| removed    = Early Version of Scratch
 
 
}}
 
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The '''Change Stretch by ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. it makes the sprite stretch horizontally, but clears out when setting or changing size. It was removed in an earlier version of Scratch for unknown reasons, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
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The '''Change Stretch by ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. it makes the sprite stretch horizontally, but clears out when setting or changing size. It was removed in an early version of Scratch for unknown reasons, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
  
 
===Set Stretch to ()===
 
===Set Stretch to ()===
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| category  = [[Looks Blocks|Looks]]
 
| category  = [[Looks Blocks|Looks]]
 
| type      = [[Stack Block|Stack]]
 
| type      = [[Stack Block|Stack]]
| removed    = Early Version of Scratch
 
 
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The '''Set Stretch to ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. it makes the sprite set the stretch horizontally, but clears out when setting or changing size. It was removed in an earlier version of Scratch for unknown reasons, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
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The '''Set Stretch to ()''' [[Blocks|block]] was a [[Looks Blocks|Looks block]] and a [[Stack Block|Stack block]]. it makes the sprite set the stretch horizontally, but clears out when setting or changing size. It was removed in an early version of Scratch for unknown reasons, and it was made an [[Obsolete Blocks|obsolete block]]. This block is not in [[Scratch 2.0]] (the [[Flash Player]]) anymore, but still usable in [[Scratch 1.4]].
==References==
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== References ==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
 
*[[Obsolete Block]]
 
*[[Obsolete Block]]
 
{{Removed Blocks}}
 
{{Removed Blocks}}
 
[[Category:Lists]]
 
[[Category:Lists]]

Revision as of 23:31, 12 September 2014

This page lists obsolete blocks in Scratch.

Removed in Scratch 2.0

The following blocks were in earlier versions of Scratch but were removed in the official release of Scratch 2.0.

Forever If ()

Main article: Forever If () (block)
Forever If ()
Forever if ().png
Category Control
Type C
Introduced in 1.0
Removed in 2.0

The Forever If () block was a Control block and a C block. The block would continuously check its Boolean condition. If the condition is true, the code held inside the block would run, and then the script continues, but if the condition is false, nothing would happen until it becomes true again. The block continuously runs in a loop; in fact, this block worked just like the If () Then block placed into the Forever block. After being removed, this block is replaced with its workaround.

Stop All

Main article: Stop All (block)
Stop All
Stop All.png
Category Control
Type Cap
Introduced in 1.0
Removed in 2.0

The Stop All block was a Control block and a Cap block. The block would deactivate all scripts in the project, stopping it completely. This block works similar to the Stop Script block, except that it deactivates all scripts in the project instead of being confined to its script, just like the stop sign. It does not prevent hat blocks from being activated when its given event is activated (e.g. the script below a When () Clicked (block) block will still be activated when the sprite is clicked).

This block became obsolete with the release of Scratch 2.0 and the introduction of the stop () block, which has an attribute that stops all. The new block does not have a stop sign icon because there are more options than stopping just the entire project.

Stop Script

Main article: Stop Script (block)
Stop Script
Stop Script.png
Category Control
Type Cap
Introduced in 1.0
Removed in 2.0

The Stop Script block was a Control block and a Cap block. The block would deactivate its script, stopping it completely. This block works similar to the Stop All block, except that it is confined to its script and does not deactivate all scripts in the project.

This block became obsolete with the release of Scratch 2.0 and the introduction of the stop () block.

Scratch 2.0 Development

See also: Development of Scratch 2.0

The blocks were never available in a full release, only during Scratch 2.0 betas and alphas.

Stamp Transparent ()

Main article: Stamp Transparent () (block)
Stamp Transparent ()
Stamp Transparent ().png
Category Pen
Type Stack
Introduced in 2.0 prealpha
Removed in 2.0 alpha

The Stamp Transparent () block was a Pen block and a Stack block. When used in a script, the sprite will produce a partially transparent image of itself, which is stamped onto the Stage. The amount of transparency in the stamp depends on the value. As the value increases, so does the amount of transparency. The image cannot be programmed as it is not considered a sprite — it is simply an image. Like other pen blocks, the stamp block will not stamp over other sprites. Its marks can be removed with the Clear block.

This block was only available in the 2.0 prealpha from Scratch Day 2011. It was removed to minimize the amount of blocks and its functionality is included in the Stamp block using the amount of the ghost graphic effect for the sprite.[1]

All at Once

Main article: All at Once (block)
All at Once
All at once.png
Category Control
Type C
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in 2.0 alpha

The all at once block was a Control block and a C block. It ran the blocks inside it atomically. It is based on the warp block in Snap!, and was originally called warp speed in Scratch as well. This block was planned to serve as a temporary Turbo-Speed for designated scripts, as Turbo-Speed with the whole project can cause timing issues, and it is often only needed for a couple scripts.

This block was removed from the alpha of Scratch 2.0; custom blocks instead have a checkbox to run in an instant, called run without screen refresh, much the same as Snap! does.

Scrolling (Stage)

Main article: Scrolling (Stage)

Scrolling the Stage was a planned new feature of Scratch 2.0. It allowed for the Stage to be panned around, repeating the current scene, without creating a sprite for it. However, it was removed in the alpha version for unknown reasons.[2]

There were 5 blocks related to this feature. None of them work in the current version, even when restored from a project containing them.

  • Scroll Right ()
  • Scroll Up ()
  • Align Scene ()
  • X Scroll
  • Y Scroll

Hide All Sprites

Hide All Sprites
2.0 Hide All Sprites.png
Category Looks
Type Stack
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in 2.0 beta
Main article: Hide All Sprites (block)

The Hide All Sprites block is a 2.0 alpha Looks block and a Stack block that was removed. It was only available on the Stage, and would hide all sprites upon usage. The benefits of it are reduced scripting since "hide" would otherwise have to be inserted into every sprite.


User ID

Main article: User ID (block)
User ID
2.0 User ID.png
Category Sensing
Type Reporter
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in 2.0 beta

The User ID block is a Sensing block and a reporter block. It reports an ID unique to each user for each project.

Each user has a different ID according to when they viewed the project (the first viewer is 1, the second is 2, and so forth). Users who are not logged in to an account are assigned the user ID 0. User IDs remain constant for the same project. The user ID block itself is a reporter block, and belongs to the Sensing category.

Start Scene ()

Main article: Start Scene () (block)
Start Scene ()
Start scene.png
Category Events
Type Stack
Introduced in 2.0 Alpha
Removed in 2.0 Alpha

The Start Scene () block was an Event block and a Stack block. This block was similar to Broadcast (), because they both fired a user-driven event to start an action. The broadcast block was available for all sprites, while its alternative, Switch to Scene () which was only available for the stage. They have both been replaced by Switch Backdrop to () which is available for all sprites and the stage.

Monitor Blocks

These blocks could be used to hide and show variables and lists.

Show Monitor ()

Main article: Show Monitor () (block)
Show Monitor ()
Show monitor.png
Category Data
Type Stack
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in 2.0 beta

The Show Monitor () block was a Data block and a Stack block. The block showed the specified variable's or list's Stage monitor. Both variables and lists showed in this block, but the variables were always shown first, and each group was sorted by creation time.

This block was planned to replace Show Variable () with the release of Scratch 2.0, as it could show lists as well. It was later separated into a block for variables, and a block for lists.

Hide Monitor ()

Main article: Hide Monitor () (block)
Hide Monitor ()
Hide monitor.png
Category Data
Type Stack
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in 2.0 beta

This block was the same as the Show Monitor () block except it hid variables and lists instead of showing them.

This block was planned to replace Hide Variable () with the release of Scratch 2.0, as it could hide lists as well. It was later separated into a block for variables, and a block for lists.

Color FX Test ()

Color FX Test ()
Color Fx Test ().png
Category Looks
Type Stack
Introduced in v349 of Scratch 2.0 (July 18, 2013)
Removed in v350 of Scratch 2.0 (July 21, 2013)
Main article: Color FX Test () (block)

Color FX Test () was a stack block in the Looks category. It was accidentally left it in the editor during the July 18 update. The block does nothing,[3] and was removed in the update three days later.

Scratch Days

Scratch Days
2.0 Scratch Days.png
Category Sensing
Type Reporter
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in 2.0 beta

The Scratch days block was a Sensing block and a reporter block. It reported the number of days since the start of Scratch (May 15, 2007). It was replaced with the Days Since 2000 block.

This block was notable for being the only one with a capital letter in the block palette.

Backdrop ()

Backdrop ()
Backdrop ().png
Category Looks
Type Reporter
Introduced in 2.0 alpha
Removed in v175 of Scratch 2.0

The Backdrop () block was a Looks block and a reporter block. It reported the backdrop number or name, depending on which option was selected. In Scratch 2.0 v175, the block was replaced by Backdrop Name and Backdrop Number. It was available for both sprites and the Stage, but one of its replacements, Backdrop Number, is only available for the Stage.

Removed in Scratch 1.3

The following blocks were removed in Scratch 1.3.

Note

Note
1.3.0 note block.png
Category Sensing
Type Reporter
Introduced in 1.3.0
Removed in 1.3.1
Main article: Note (block)

Note was a block from Scratch 1.3.0, released on September 2, 2008. It was removed in the 1.3.1 release, on November 21 that year. It reported an approximation of the note coming in from the microphone. It was likely cut from the later release due to bugs. This block is not recognized by the online players or 1.4.[4]

Experimental

The 13 experimental Sound blocks.
The nine experimental Sensing blocks.
Main article: Experimental Blocks

Experimental blocks were blocks that did not work well, and as such were not shown to the public. They were available from 1.0 through 1.2. In 1.0, they were accessed by shift-clicking the Extras menu and choosing "show experimental blocks"; in 1.1 and 1.2, through Shift-Click-R. It is similar to the Motor Blocks, which must be manually shown, but the Motor blocks work well. There were 23 of them, 13 in Sound Blocks, and nine in Sensing Blocks.

Removed in Scratch 1.2

The following blocks were removed in Scratch 1.2.

Abs ()

Main article: Abs () (block)
abs ()
Abs ().png
Category Numbers
Type Reporter
Introduced in 1.0
Removed in 1.2

The abs () block was a Numbers block and a Reporter block. The block reports the absolute value of the argument.

In Scratch 1.2, this block was removed, and replaced with a general () of () block. It contained 12 mathematical functions. The top value is abs, but the default is sqrt (square root).

Comment

Comment
The old comment block.png
Category Control
Type Stack/Comment
Introduced in 1.2 beta
Removed in 1.2
Main article: Comment (programming feature)#History

The Scratch 1.2 beta introduced a comment block as a Control block that could be placed inside a script as one of its blocks. It made no change to the script, as it only held text — however, newer users grew confused about it, causing it to be removed in the official Scratch 1.2 release.

Removed In Scratch 1.0

The following blocks were removed in Scratch 1.0.[5]

Change Costume by ()

Main article: Change Costume by () (block)
Change Costume by ()
Change Costume By ().gif
Category Looks
Type Stack
Removed in 1.0

The Change Costume by () block was a Looks block and a Stack block. This used to advance the current costume to the next ones. It was removed in the final release of Scratch 1.0 due to a workaround, and it was made an obsolete block. This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore, but still usable in Scratch 1.4.

Change Background by ()

Change Background by ()
Change Background By ().png
Category Looks
Type Stack
Removed in 1.0

The Change Background by () block was a Looks block and a Stack block. This used to advance the current costume to the next ones. It was removed in the final release of Scratch 1.0 due to a workaround, and it was made an obsolete block. This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore, but still usable in Scratch 1.4.

When () Is True

When () Is True
When () Is True.png
Category Control
Type Hat
Removed in 1.0

The When () Is True block was a Control block and a Hat block. This was triggered when the condition specified was true. It was removed in the final release of Scratch 1.0 because there was no way to stop it, and it was made an obsolete block. It was replaced by the workaround

when green flag clicked
forever if <>
end

This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore.

Removed in Scratch November 2006 Beta

The following blocks were removed in the November 2006 Beta version of Scratch.[6]

Point Away From Edge

Point Away From Edge
Point Away From Edge.gif
Category Motion
Type Stack
Removed in November 2006 Beta
Main article: Point Away From Edge (block)

The Point Away From Edge block was a Motion block and a Stack block. This used to point the sprite away from the edge, like bouncing without even touching the edge. In the Java Player, the block works as a normal If on Edge, Bounce block instead. It was removed in the November 2006 Beta due to being glitchy, and it was made an obsolete block. This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore, but still usable in Scratch 1.4.[7]

Say Nothing

Say Nothing
Say Nothing.gif
Category Looks
Type Stack
Removed in November 2006 Beta
Main article: Say Nothing (block)

The Say () block was a Looks block and a Stack block. This used to remove the sprite's say/think bubble. It was removed in the November 2006 Beta due to a workaround, and it was made an obsolete block. This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore, but still usable in Scratch 1.4.

Removed in Earlier Versions of Scratch

The following blocks were removed in earlier versions of Scratch.

Change Stretch by ()

Main article: Change Stretch by () (block)
Change Stretch by ()
Change Stretch By ().gif
Category Looks
Type Stack

The Change Stretch by () block was a Looks block and a Stack block. it makes the sprite stretch horizontally, but clears out when setting or changing size. It was removed in an early version of Scratch for unknown reasons, and it was made an obsolete block. This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore, but still usable in Scratch 1.4.

Set Stretch to ()

Main article: Set Stretch to () (block)
Set Stretch to ()
Set Stretch To ().gif
Category Looks
Type Stack

The Set Stretch to () block was a Looks block and a Stack block. it makes the sprite set the stretch horizontally, but clears out when setting or changing size. It was removed in an early version of Scratch for unknown reasons, and it was made an obsolete block. This block is not in Scratch 2.0 (the Flash Player) anymore, but still usable in Scratch 1.4.

References

  1. https://scratcharchive.asun.co/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=1244537#p1244537
  2. http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/48469
  3. http://scratch.mit.edu/users/Paddle2See/#comments-171415
  4. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2706643
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20070814044526/http://llk.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/download/info-Jan07.html
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20070814044526/http://llk.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/download/info-beta-Oct06.html
  7. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/1017500

See Also