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This is the JSAV development library for creating Algorithm Visualizations in JavaScript.

JSAV is a part of the OpenDSA project. OpenDSA aims to create a complete hypertextbook for Data Structures and Algorithms along with the necessary supporting infrastructure. For more information about OpenDSA, see .


JSAV and OpenDSA are released under the MIT license. See the file MIT-license.txt included with this distribution.


The JSAV documentation is available at


JSAV is extandible, meaning that you can create your own data structures for it or use data structures created by someone else. OpenDSA contains several extensions which can be found here.

For developers

The day-to-day working JSAV repository is located at GitHub. For new developers who want to use the Github working version of JSAV:

  • Install Git
  • Check out the JSAV repository. For example, at the commandline you can do the following to create a new JSAV folder or directory: git clone git:// JSAV (Note that this is a read-only URL. If you are joining the developer team, and you are not sufficiently familiar with Git to know what to do to set things up right to be able to push changes, talk to us about it.)
  • Go to the JSAV folder or directory that you just created and run: make This will "compile" the pieces together for you. At this point, you are ready to try out the examples or invoke your copy of JSAV in your own development projects.

For SVN users new to git:

  • To "checkout" a new copy of the library, use "git clone".
  • To "update" your copy of the repository, use "git pull".
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