GRIP: Graph dRawing with Intelligent Placement

Gajer, Pawel and Kobourov, Stephen G. (2001) GRIP: Graph dRawing with Intelligent Placement. In: Graph Drawing 8th International Symposium, GD 2000, September 20–23, 2000, Colonial Williamsburg, VA, USA , pp. 222-228 (Official URL:

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This paper describes a system for Graph dRawing with Intelligent Placement, ${\rm {\tt GRIP}}$. The system is designed for drawing large graphs and uses a novel multi-dimensional force-directed method together with fast energy function minimization. The system allows for drawing graphs with tens of thousands of vertices in under a minute on a mid-range PC. To the best of the authors' knowledge ${\rm {\tt GRIP}}$ surpasses the fastest previous algorithms. However, speed is not achieved at the expense of quality as the resulting drawings are quite aesthetically pleasing.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Additional Information:10.1007/3-540-44541-2_21
Classifications:M Methods > M.400 Force-directed / Energy-based
S Software and Systems > S.999 Others
G Algorithms and Complexity > G.999 Others
ID Code:364

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