Automated Graph Layout

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A graph layout (or embedding) is a particular drawing of a graph. Graph drawing has appeared as a lively area in computer science due to its applications in almost all branches of science and technology: VLSI routing, architectural floor planning, displaying RNA structures in bioinformatics, and so on. Researchers have concentrated their attention particularly on the drawing of planar graphs. Mathematica 8 integrates fully automated graph layout and provides functions for the aesthetic drawing of graphs. This Demonstration shows the eight types of automated layouts applied to a small selection of the large curated collection of example graphs available in Mathematica 8.

Contributed by: Jaime Rangel-Mondragon (August 2011)
Based on work by: Roger Germundsson, Charles Pooh, Jae Bum Jung, Yan Zhuang, Henrik Tidefelt, and Tim Shedelbower
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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