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See also: topic popup menu, network popup menu

Network Navigation Toolbar


  • Zoom in. – Make the network look larger.
  • Zoom normal. – Return the zoom to its normal setting.
  • Zoom out. Make the network look smaller.


  • Properties. – View/edit the properties of the network.
  • Documentation. – Open the network's document list.
  • Hyperlink. – Jump to the network's hyperlink.


  • Antecedents. – Opens the node properties window to the list of topics that contribute to the network.
  • Influences. – Opens the node properties window to the list of topics that have no data and displays their need (influence) relative to the network.
  • Contributions. – Opens the node properties window to the list of topics with data and displays their contribution to the network. – This feature is under development.
  • Dependents. – Opens the node properties window to a list of the topics that the network contributes to.
  • Jump to dependent. – Drop down menu to facilitate navigating to dependents of the network.


  • print. – Prints an image of the network.
  • image. – Saves a picture of the network.


  • data pivot. – Opens a data pivot for the network.
  • data list. – Opens a data editor for the network. The data list will contain only those topics that are antecedents (they can contribute to) of the network. To see all the data for the network click the same looking button in the knowledge base button bar.
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Network Editing Toolbar


  • bump left. Moves the currently selected node to the left.
  • bump right. Moves the currently selected node to the right.


  • undo. Undoes the last task performed.
  • delete. Deletes the currently selected node.
  • cut. Copies and then deletes the currently selected node.
  • copy. Copies the currently selected node.
  • paste. Pastes the copied node as a child to the currently selected node.
  • paste only children. If a copied node has children this operation will paste its children to the currently selected node without pasting in itself.

Node Creation

The following buttons create new nodes attached to the currently selected node. If creation of a certain node type is not allowed, such as trig function under an AND node, or a second node under a NOT node, the button will be disabled.


A “proxy” is a node used to connect to a topic external to the network (a “boss”) from within the network. In other words: “a proxy stands in for a boss topic”, hence the name “proxy”. Some proxy nodes use the value from their boss topic directly, whiles others use the value from the boss topic to compare to an argument to derive a new value or control execution of the logic.

Each of the following button/menus have similar actions. If pressed as a button they will open a list to select from on the right side of the main window. They also function as drop down menus. As menus they will be populated with a list of topics that can be used to create the proxy type. If using the proxy would cause circularity the button or menu item is disabled.

  • goal group. This feature not currently implemented.
  • goal (dependency network)
  • calculated data link (either a direct link to the results of an equation network or a comparison to results of an equation network)
  • simple data link (either a direct link to raw data or a comparison to raw data)
  • switch (a type of data router)
  • fuzzy curve (dynamic definition of a fuzzy curve)



Compare nodes take two or three values and give a Boolean result. The optional third value is used to convert the function into a fuzzy ramp where the third value defines the distance between true and false.


Math Functions

The math functions are organized into small groups of similar functions in a drop down menu.

  • + addition
  • - subtraction or negation
  • * multiplication
  • / division
  • if conditional
  • ln natural logarithm
  • log base10 logarithm
  • exp exponential
  • pow power
  • sqrt square root
  • min minimum
  • max maximum
  • ave average
  • ave - non zero non-zero average (only non-zero nodes are used in the calculation)


  • toggle transmogrify mode. Toggles the transmogrify function on or off. When turned on, clicking on a node button or menu item will convert (transmogrify) the currently selected node into the type next clicked. This is an experimental feature. See the screencast...
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