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Project Title

This is a Python program to solve K4 of Jim Sanborn’s “Kryptos” sculpture, which is located at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Some resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptos (Wiki page for the sculpture) http://patrickkellogg.com/kryptos/ (My introductory slide decks on cryptography) https://github.com/patrickkellogg/Kryptos (GitHub code for this project)

Getting Started

Download the Python code and associated files, and run them on your local machine.

Prerequisites

This program needs the following files: k4.py words.txt

-rwxrwxrwx 1 patrickkellogg registered_users 8100 Oct 20 22:46 k4.py -rw-rw-r-- 1 patrickkellogg registered_users 2493109 Sep 14 20:35 words.txt

Installing

Create a directory for the krypton code, and copy the two necessary files.

~ $ mkdir kryptos ~ $ cp k4.py kryptos/ ~ $ cp words.txt kryptos/

To run the program, use the python interpreter, and redirect the output to a file if desired.

~/kryptos $ python k4.py > outputfile

Built With

•	Python - Runs on all versions
•	Jupyter Notebook - Dependency Management

Contributing

Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.

Versioning

This project is not currently being versioned.

Authors

•	Patrick Kellogg - Initial work - PatrickKellogg

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details

Acknowledgments

•	Thor Stockman (my husband and partner)
•	Elonka Dunin, creator of an excellent webpage on Kryptos
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