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graph drawing

(classic problem)

Definition: The problem of representing a graph in a plane "neatly," for instance with a minimum number of edge crossings.

See also grid drawing, orthogonal drawing, straight-line drawing, planar graph, planarization.

Author: PEB

Implementation

Draw a graph nicely (C and Mathematica), draw a graph in the plane such that no edges cross (C, C++, and Mathematica), GraphEd: Graph Editor and Layout Program (C). Graphviz: Graph Visualization Software (C), consisting of many graph drawing programs, viewers (C, Java, and TCL/TK), etc.
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Entry modified 2 September 2014.
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Paul E. Black, "graph drawing", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 2 September 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/graphdrawing.html