graphael: A System for Generalized Force-Directed Layouts*

by: David Forrester, Stephen G. Kobourov, Armand Navabi, Kevin Wampler, and Gary Yee

Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona
1040 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. 
{forrestd, kobourov, navabia, wamplerk, gyee}@cs.arizona.edu




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The graphael system implements several classic force-directed layout methods, as well as several novel layout methods for non-Euclidean geometries, including hyperbolic and spherical. The system can handle large graphs, using multi-scale variations of the force-directed methods. Finally, the system can layout and visualize graphs that evolve though time, using static views, animation, and morphing.

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*This work is partially supported by the NSF under grant ACR-02229290.
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