Handbook of graph drawing and visualization /
edited by Roberto Tamassia.
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Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2014.
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xiii, 851 p.
ISBN
1584884126 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781584884125 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2014.
isbn
1584884126 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781584884125 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
9149557
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This handbook is the most comprehensive reference on graph drawing I have ever seen. It is an indispensable aid to programmers, engineers, students, teachers, and researchers who create or use algorithms and systems for visualizing networks and abstract graphs. It covers the theory and practice in core topics and related areas, such as labeling, programming frameworks, and applications in network analysis. It's an amazing compendium of almost everything known about practical graph drawing." --Stephen North, Executive Director and Co-Founder of graphviz.org "After two decades of annual graph drawing conferences, the field is sufficiently developed to warrant this nearly 900-page Handbook. All constituencies are well-served. New researchers can become quickly oriented to the field through the opening foundational chapters. Practitioners can find algorithms to suit their needs in the heart of the handbook: ten chapters on a wealth of algorithms, usefully organized into intuitive categories: from planar algorithms to three-dimensional drawings, passing through the natural restrictions--radial, rectangular, circular, polyline--and from hierarchical to force-directed. Many algorithms are now incorporated into graph-drawing software packages, and all the major packages are described in chapters by their developers. The key application areas are surveyed, some to be expected--biological networks, social networks, cartography--and some less obvious but no less active, e.g., education and computer security. All chapters are authored by the leaders of the field and edited into a pleasing common style. The field of graph drawing remains dynamic, as testified by the many open problems collected in the chapters, from turning Mani's theorem into an algorithm for 3-connected planar graphs, to deciding whether every degree-6 graph has a 2-bend orthogonal drawing in 3D. It is an achievement to so thoroughly cover the range from theory to algorithms to software to applications, and I expect the Handbook to serve as the key resource for researchers in the field." --Joseph O'Rourke, Smith College
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Get an In-Depth Understanding of Graph Drawing Techniques, Algorithms, Software, and Applications The Handbook of Graph Drawing and Visualization provides a broad, up-to-date survey of the field of graph drawing. It covers topological and geometric foundations, algorithms, software systems, and visualization applications in business, education, science, and engineering. Each chapter is self-contained and includes extensive references. The first several chapters of the book deal with fundamental topological and geometric concepts and techniques used in graph drawing, such as planarity testing and embedding, crossings and planarization, symmetric drawings, and proximity drawings. The following chapters present a large collection of algorithms for constructing drawings of graphs, including tree, planar straight-line, planar orthogonal and polyline, spine and radial, circular, rectangular, hierarchical, and three-dimensional drawings as well as labeling algorithms, simultaneous embeddings, and force-directed methods. The book then introduces the GraphML language for representing graphs and their drawings and describes three software systems for constructing drawings of graphs: OGDF, GDToolkit, and PIGALE. The final chapters illustrate the use of graph drawing methods in visualization applications for biological networks, computer security, data analytics, education, computer networks, and social networks. Edited by a pioneer in graph drawing and with contributions from leaders in the graph drawing research community, this handbook shows how graph drawing and visualization can be applied in the physical, life, and social sciences. Whether you are a mathematics researcher, IT practitioner, or software developer, the book will help you understand graph drawing methods and graph visualization systems, use graph drawing techniques in your research, and incorporate graph drawing solutions in your products.
Main Description
Handbook of Graph Drawing and Visualization provides a comprehensive survey of the field, from its combinatorial and geometric foundations to its applications in various areas of the physical, life, and social sciences. This book offers in-depth coverage of combinatorial, geometric, and algorithmic foundations. With contributions from leading researchers in the field, it presents numerous graph drawing algorithms as well as graph drawing systems. Applications to various fields such as mathematics, computer science education, software engineering, database systems, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, bioinformatics, economics, and sociology are also included in the book.
Main Description
This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the field, from its combinatorial and geometric foundations to its applications in various areas of the physical, life, and social sciences. It offers in-depth coverage of combinatorial, geometric, and algorithmic foundations. With contributions from leading researchers in the field, the book presents numerous graph drawing algorithms as well as graph drawing systems. Applications to mathematics, computer science education, software engineering, database systems, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, bioinformatics, economics, and sociology are also included.

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