Demonstration of a Preprocessor for the Spring Embedder

Mutton, Paul and Rodgers, Peter (2002) Demonstration of a Preprocessor for the Spring Embedder. In: Zeytovnian, R. and Kobourov, R.K. and Goodrich, M.T. and Kobourov, S.G., eds. Graph Drawing: 10th International Symposium, GD 2002, Irvine, CA, USA, August 26-28 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin pp. 374-375. ISBN 9783540001584. (Full text available)

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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)
Uncontrolled keywords: Spring Embedding; Preprocessing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2012 09:00 UTC
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