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We could have pseudo-Lombardi edges--curved in some fashion rather than dead
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From: "Joshua O'Madadhain" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Lombardi edges
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> On Nov 17, 2003, at 9:57 AM, Peter Simon wrote:
> > How long will it be before the various network visualization programs
> > produce Lombardi edges?
> My guess: not soon, although I may be biased by the fact that I work
> primarily with very large networks, and I am not an expert in graph
> layout; I just know a couple of algorithms. Layout for such networks
> is already computationally expensive enough without trying to get fancy
> about how edges should be drawn. I don't even have a good guess for
> how to construct a general heuristic for doing Lombardi-style layout.
> (How long did it take Lombardi to lay out his networks once he'd drawn
> enough of these charts to find out what worked and what didn't?)
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