The Quality Ratio of RAC Drawings and Planar Drawings of Planar Graphs

Van Kreveld, Marc (2011) The Quality Ratio of RAC Drawings and Planar Drawings of Planar Graphs. In: Graph Drawing 18th International Symposium, GD 2010, September 21-24, 2010, Konstanz, Germany , pp. 371-376 (Official URL:

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We study how much better a right-angled crossing (RAC) drawing of a planar graph can be than any planar drawing of the same planar graph. We analyze the area requirement, the edge-length ratio, and the angular resolution. For the first two measures, a RAC drawing can be arbitrarily much better, whereas for the third measure a RAC drawing can be 2.75 times as good.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Additional Information:10.1007/978-3-642-18469-7_34
Classifications:M Methods > M.600 Planar
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