LINK -- Programming and Visualization Environment for Hypergraphs
LINK is a software system designed to be a general-purpose, extendible
computing environment in which discrete mathematical objects representing
real world problems can be easily manipulated and visualized. The system
(which is still under development) features a full Scheme interpreter
with access to the Tk graphics toolkit (STk), a flexible GUI, and
a rich variety of important Collection and Graph
objects which are grouped into C++ libraries. Link is designed to
be useful as an educational tool, as a research tool, and as a
prototyping tool for industry.
The primary investigators of LINK are: Nathaniel Dean of Lucent / Bell
Laboratories, Mark Goldberg of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Greg Shannon of Spanning Tree Technologies, and Steven Skiena of
SUNY Stony Brook.
The project is currently coordinated by Jonathan Berry,
a postdoctoral fellow at DIMACS at Rutgers University and one of LINK's
The LINK system is freely available for teaching and research.
Also within the distribution directory is Jon Berry's
implementations of several graph partitioning
heuristics, including Kernighan-Lin, Simulated Annealing,
and Path Optimization.
Download Files (local site)LINK distribution site at DIMACS
This page last modified on 2008-07-10