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Rubik is a Rubik's-Cube emulator available for free download from http://www.geometer.org/rubik. It runs on Windows, Linux or MacOS.

The aim of Rubik is to "help you learn about and solve Rubik's cube". It only emulates the standard 3x3x3; it is controlled by button clicks rather than by clicking on a face or dragging a cubie as in other cube emulators. Unusually (if not uniquely), it has the ability to record and replay whole algorithms (which it calls "macros"), greatly simplifying the solve process (although somewhat undermining the learning process).

It is associated with a free e-book (PDF format) on the Cube and on group theory (rather more accessible than Singmaster's Notes)

Things to be aware ofEdit

  • It does not work on Windows 10; the cube display is blank, except for a brief flicker when rotating. This could be due to the Windows 10 Creators' Edition update, which broke several things including the Windows 10 built-in video capture facility.
  • The notation used is non-standard; instead of U2 etc. to denote double face turns, it uses UU or uu, and instead of U' it uses u.
Scrambled Rubik's Cube
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