Skip to main content

Demonstration of a Preprocessor for the Spring Embedder

Mutton, Paul, Rodgers, Peter (2002) Demonstration of a Preprocessor for the Spring Embedder. In: Goodrich, Michael T. and Kobourov, Stephen G., eds. GD 2002, LNCS 2528. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . pp. 374-375. Springer, Berlin, Germany ISBN 978-3-540-00158-4. E-ISBN 978-3-540-36151-0. (doi:10.1007/3-540-36151-0_40) (KAR id:13754)

Language: English
Download (166kB) Preview
[thumbnail of DemonstratePaul.pdf]
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
Request an accessible format
Official URL


Spring embedding is a widely used method for producing automated layouts of graphs. We present a preprocessor that improves the performance of the classical spring embedder which can be used in conjunction with other optimization and approximation techniques. It creates an initial graph layout with edge lengths that are approximately equal and with a minimum node separation from which the spring embedder typically needs far fewer iterations to produce a well laid out graph.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-36151-0_40
Uncontrolled keywords: Spring Embedding; Preprocessing; edge length; large graph; information visualization; layout algorithm; linear time complexity
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:24 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rodgers, Peter:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year