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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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