***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Peter Simon wrote: > We could have pseudo-Lombardi edges--curved in some fashion rather than dead > straight. Splines have been extensively studied and used in the computer graphics field. That would be my recommendation for a starting point, as it were. For instance, Google also turned up this fairly quickly. http://www.research.att.com/areas/visualization/papers_videos/ofullindex.html "Path Router (MPG - 4.3 MB) "Illustrates a technique for routing a smooth curve between two points while avoiding intervening objects. The technique and its related aesthetics were designed for drawing edges of graphs." Jim _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.