The Micans domain currently has the following to offer.

MCL cluster software and resources

The main mcl page. MCL is a cluster algorithm for graphs. It seems popular by metrics such as citations, downloads, usage, and feedback. The software contains many other programs for network analysis, including shortest paths, clustering coefficient, betweenness centrality. The program mcxarray can be used to create a network from gene expression data, or more generally, tabular data.


apparix allows you to bookmark directories and apparate inside them. By default it can fully supplant cd by considering directories as well as bookmarks. Bookmarks, subdirectories of the bookmark, and directories specified in the regular way can all be navigated and completed transparently. Genuinely useful for those glued to the command line.


The zoem page. bzzzz. Zoem is a macro/programming language. It does not seem popular at all by any metric.


Aephea, or Adaptable Exo-skeleton for Practical HTML Extension and Abstraction. It is a text-based authoring tool for web pages that utilises zoem. Some of its characteristics are a TeX-like syntax, dictionary stacks, iteration and a focus on styling via CSS.


Portable Unix Documentation. PUD currently offers two mini-languages or micro-formats for authoring manual pages and FAQ documents. Source documents can be converted to html, troff, PostScript and plain text. The PUD impact is roughly described by a delta function. PUD is shipped with Aephea.

Go Boards

Find a collection of customizable Go boards in PostScript format, as well as the script that can be used to generate them.

Stijn's W3 node

Stijn's main page.

Why micans ?

Micans is Latin, its meaning twinkling, sparkling, shining, gleaming, flashing, glowing.

It represents - for the owner of - the energy, the impetus, and the heartbeat found in nature. Everyone presumably has their own special set of places in which it makes itself best heard. Some places speaking strongly to me are science, mathematics, and poetry. You'll find bits and pieces of them on this site - they lend themselves well to the web.

On a lighter note, there is a host of little micans beings out there, shining, glowing, and twinkling. Want to see some nice algae, germs, and bugs? It is an invigorating gathering of little creatures!