Table of Contents

  1. What is Multiplexing?
  2. What is SiteSwap?
  3. What is PicSwap?
  4. What is the Pattern Browser?
  5. How do I use the Pattern Browser?
  6. How do I go from 5 Ball Splits into a 5 Ball Cascade?

What is Multiplexing?

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What is SiteSwap?

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What is PicSwap?

Picswap is a siteswap-like notation that I created specifically for this website.  It is very limited and does not represent all of the information for a given siteswap, but if you are a visually oriented person like me, you may find it helps you quickly identify the types of throws used in a given pattern.  You can probably figure out how the picswap notation works by looking at the examples, but just in case you want a full explanation, I will give one here:

Picswap can be derived directly from siteswap.  For every multiplex throw in the given siteswap, an image is shown containing a ball for every object in that throw.  These images are lined up in order of the throws.  If a non-multiplex throw is made, that throw is ignored in the picswap notation.  Stacks are generally differentiated from splits by the alignment of the balls (stacks are vertical), but different splits with the same number of balls are not differentiated.  For example [322] and [332] are both 3 ball splits and are both represented by the same 3 ball configuration (a 3 ball triangle).  Note that for any given picswap, there are an infinite number of siteswaps that corespond.

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What is the Pattern Browser?

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How do I use the Pattern Browser?

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How do I go from 5 Ball Splits into a 5 Ball Cascade?

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Nathan Peterson.
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