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(Python)Function kamada_kawai_spring_layout

boost::kamada_kawai_spring_layout — Kamada-Kawai spring layout for connected, undirected graphs.

Synopsis

template<typename Graph, typename PositionMap, typename WeightMap, typename T, 
         bool EdgeOrSideLength, typename Done, typename VertexIndexMap, 
         typename DistanceMatrix, typename SpringStrengthMatrix, 
         typename PartialDerivativeMap> 
  bool kamada_kawai_spring_layout(const Graph & g, PositionMap position, 
                                  WeightMap weight, 
                                  unspecified edge_or_side_length, Done done, 
                                  typename property_traits< WeightMap >::value_type spring_constant, 
                                  VertexIndexMap index, 
                                  DistanceMatrix distance, 
                                  SpringStrengthMatrix spring_strength, 
                                  PartialDerivativeMap partial_derivatives);
template<typename Graph, typename PositionMap, typename WeightMap, typename T, 
         bool EdgeOrSideLength, typename Done, typename VertexIndexMap> 
  bool kamada_kawai_spring_layout(const Graph & g, PositionMap position, 
                                  WeightMap weight, 
                                  unspecified edge_or_side_length, Done done, 
                                  typename property_traits< WeightMap >::value_type spring_constant, 
                                  VertexIndexMap index);
template<typename Graph, typename PositionMap, typename WeightMap, typename T, 
         bool EdgeOrSideLength, typename Done> 
  bool kamada_kawai_spring_layout(const Graph & g, PositionMap position, 
                                  WeightMap weight, 
                                  unspecified edge_or_side_length, Done done, 
                                  typename property_traits< WeightMap >::value_type spring_constant = typename property_traits< WeightMap >::value_type(1));
template<typename Graph, typename PositionMap, typename WeightMap, typename T, 
         bool EdgeOrSideLength> 
  bool kamada_kawai_spring_layout(const Graph & g, PositionMap position, 
                                  WeightMap weight, 
                                  unspecified edge_or_side_length);

Where Defined

boost/graph/kamada_kawai_spring_layout.hpp

Description

This algorithm [57] performs graph layout (in two dimensions) for connected, undirected graphs. It operates by relating the layout of graphs to a dynamic spring system and minimizing the energy within that system. The strength of a spring between two vertices is inversely proportional to the square of the shortest distance (in graph terms) between those two vertices. Essentially, vertices that are closer in the graph-theoretic sense (i.e., by following edges) will have stronger springs and will therefore be placed closer together.

Prior to invoking this algorithm, it is recommended that the vertices be placed along the vertices of a regular n-sided polygon via circle_layout.

Returns: true if layout was successful or false if a negative weight cycle was detected or the graph is disconnected.

Parameters

IN: const Graph& g
The graph, whose type Graph must model the VertexListGraph, EdgeListGraph, and IncidenceGraph concepts. The graph must be undirected and connected.
Python: This parameter is named graph in Python.
OUT: PositionMap position
This property map is used to store the position of each vertex. The type PositionMap must be a model of Writable Property Map, with the graph's edge descriptor type as its key type.
Python: The position map must be a vertex_point2d_map for the graph.
Python default: graph.get_vertex_point2d_map("position")
IN: weight_map(WeightMap w_map)
The weight or ``length'' of each edge in the graph. The weights must all be non-negative, and the algorithm will throw a negative_edge exception is one of the edges is negative. The type WeightMap must be a model of Readable Property Map. The edge descriptor type of the graph needs to be usable as the key type for the weight map. The value type for this map must be the same as the value type of the distance map.
Default: get(edge_weight, g)
Python: Must be an edge_double_map for the graph.
Python default: graph.get_edge_double_map("weight")
IN: EdgeOrSideLength edge_or_side_length
Provides either the unit length e of an edge in the layout or the length of a side s of the display area, and must be either boost::edge_length(e) or boost::side_length(s) , respectively. Python: In Python, this value always refers to the side length and may only be a double.
IN: Done done
A 4-argument function object that is passed the current value of delta_p (i.e., the energy of vertex p ), the vertex p , the graph g , and a boolean flag indicating whether delta_p is the maximum energy in the system (when true ) or the energy of the vertex being moved. Default: layout_tolerance instantiated over the value type of the weight map.
Python: Any callable Python object with an appropriate signature suffices.
IN: typename property_traits<WeightMap>::value_type spring_constant
The constant multiplied by each spring's strength. Larger values create systems with more energy that can take longer to stabilize; smaller values create systems with less energy that stabilize quickly but do not necessarily result in pleasing layouts.
Default: 1.
IN: VertexIndexMap index
As a mapping from vertices to index values between 0 and num_vertices(g) .
Default:get(vertex_index,g).
Python: Unsupported parameter.
UTIL/OUT: DistanceMap distance
This parameter will be used to store the distance from every vertex to every other vertex, which is computed in the first stages of the algorithm. This value's type must be a model of BasicMatrix with value type equal to the value type of the weight map.
Default: A vector of vectors.
Python: Unsupported parameter.
UTIL/OUT: SpringStrengthMatrix spring_strength
This matrix will be used to store the strength of the spring between every pair of vertices. This value's type must be a model of BasicMatrix with value type equal to the value type of the weight map.
Default: A vector of vectors of the value type of the weight map.
Python: Unsupported parameter.
UTIL: PartialDerivativeMap partial_derivatives
A property map that will be used to store the partial derivates of each vertex with respect to the x and y coordinates. This must be a Read/Write Property Map whose value type is a pair with both types equivalent to the value type of the weight map. The default is an iterator property map.
Default: An iterator_property_map created from an std::vector of std::pair<weight_type, weight_type>, where weight_type is the value type of the WeightMap.
Python: Unsupported parameter.
Python IN: bool progressive
When false, performs layout of the graph on a circle before running the Kamada-Kawai algorithm. If true, the algorithm is executing starting with the vertex configuration in the position map.
Default: False.

Copyright © 2004 Douglas Gregor, Indiana University (dgregor -at cs.indiana.edu)
Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University (lums@osl.iu.edu)