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A graph rewriting programming language for graph drawing

Rodgers, Peter (1998) A graph rewriting programming language for graph drawing. In: Visual Languages, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE Symposium on. . pp. 32-39. IEEE ISBN 0-8186-8712-6. (doi:10.1109/VL.1998.706131) (KAR id:17063)

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This paper describes Grrr, a prototype visual graph drawing tool. Previously there were no visual languages for programming graph drawing algorithms despite the inherently visual nature of the process. The languages which gave a diagrammatic view of graphs were not computationally complete and so could not be used to implement complex graph drawing algorithms. Hence current graph drawing tools are all text based. Recent developments in graph rewriting systems have produced computationally complete languages which give a visual view of graphs both whilst programming and during execution. Grrr, based on the Spider system, is a general purpose graph rewriting programming language which has now been extended in order to demonstrate the feasibility of visual graph drawing.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/VL.1998.706131
Additional information: Proceedings paper
Uncontrolled keywords: computer languages; Java; data structures; laboratories; tree graphs; programming profession; prototypes; displays; handicapped aids
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
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: 04 Jul 2009 14:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:28 UTC
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