Graph Layout Algorithms
buzzard at urubu.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Sep 10 14:47:42 EDT 2002
"Padraig Brady" <Padraig at Linux.ie> wrote in message
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> Duncan Smith wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Just wondering if anyone has implemented anything in Python. I
> > need to lay out my graphs (directed acyclic / undirected / trees) in a
> > reasonably clear way. So if anyone has already implemented anything, or
> > anyone has advice on appropriate algorithms, I'd be glad to hear about
> > Cheers.
> > Duncan
> Do you mean graphically represent or internally in data structures?
Represent; the data structures are done (although might be rethought at some
stage). What I'm after is an algorithm that will calculate suitable
coordinates for the nodes based on indegree / outdegree etc. Currently I
just arrange them in a circle, but that doesn't look too good. I suppose
there might be cases where I'd like to show structures within the graphs as
clearly as possible too (ancestral graphs / cliques / separators / maximal
prime subgraphs). But some basic algorithms to get me started would be
useful. I'll check out the links. Cheers.
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