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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] BGL VA? (UNCLASSIFIED)
From: Jeremiah Willcock (jewillco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-08 14:36:15

On Thu, 8 Mar 2012, Neiderer, Andrew M CIV (US) wrote:

> Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
> Caveats: NONE
> Not a boost programming question exactly.
> I am mostly a visual analytics (VA) programmer using X3D to
> interact/navigate w/i
> a visualization. And for most of the past year learning/using BGL to build
> and traverse
> small graphs represention, e.g. terrorist networks, for information
> discovery.
> Is there just 1 existing parser (AT&T Graphviz DOT) for r/w from a text
> file?
> This format is quite good for examining graphs; and maybe it can do 3D
> position vectors.
> But just wondering if I should consider others for 3D display of networks,
> and for
> a visual analytics technology.

I believe there is GraphML as well, and I'm not sure if there are other
formats (DIMACS max-flow and min-cut)? It's easy to write your own output
code, though, especially if it doesn't need to be generic across graphs
with different properties.

> Hope this q is appropriate, or maybe I should become more familiar with BGL
> first.

It is reasonable, but I'm not familiar with your domain so I don't know
exactly what features you need.

-- Jeremiah Willcock

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