I've mentioned this before on my website, but the link listed there seems to be broken. So I state once again that I am an author, illustrator, and also some sort of Japanese software application:
My friend Reiko explained to me once what this thing is, but I've forgotten what she said, and the mystery is more fun than the answer anyway. According to Google's beta-tested Japanese-to-English translator,
[Adam-Rex allows] The multidimensional reporting
of the cross list OLAP cube there is no special knowledge,
with GUI based intuitively know operation speedily!
So I hope my high school algebra teacher is reading this. She said I'd never amount to anything.