**Methodology**

**Colophon**

This online application automatically generates rule-abiding nonlinear readings of *Ex Machina*, as originally written by Jonathan Ball, whose first print edition was published by BookThug in 02009.

This literary stress-test assists in performing a quantitative analysis under the following hypothesis: nonlinear constructions of *Ex Machina* are semantically and poetically inferior to the first linear construction. The equivalent null-hypothesis would therefore state that rule-abiding nonlinear structures would make an equal or greater amount of sense as a linear reading of the original manuscript.

The methodology uses an improvisation upon Edsger Dijkstra's breadth-first graph search algorithm. (Unweighted.) It accepts two parameters before running: starting location and desired ending location. It will then generate the shortest possible path between these two subsets.

**Original Homepage**: http://jonathanball.com/**Publisher**: http://www.bookthug.ca/proddetail.php?prod=200915**License**: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ca/