# Magic square and cube research and resources

Current work on magic squares was last presented at Symmetry 2021. The magic square research software/art generator webapp used for this work is available to all but still under development.

Resources from research into magic squares and cubes undertaken while constructing cubeLife include:

- Magic square generator and validator, built into a webapp explained at squares.cubelife.org/about
- A simple formula for the number of unique positions in a magic square matrix
- A history of magic squares (in progress)

Earlier resourcesâ€”Java applets are no longer supported in web browswers:

- cubeExplorer, an applet for viewing individual magic cubes in 3D.
- an earlier applet for viewing individual magic cubes.

## 8 symmetrical order 4 squares: magic line animations (older work)

**Left:** 8 symmetrical order 4 magic lines.

**Right:** the same magic lines superimposed.