Theory of Computing Systems

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 143–159 | Cite as

On Embedding a Graph in the Grid with the Maximum Number of Bends and Other Bad Features

  • Giuseppe Di Battista
  • Fabrizio Frati
  • Maurizio Patrignani


Graph Drawing is (usually) concerned with the production of readable representations of graphs. In this paper, instead of investigating how to produce “good” drawings we tackle the opposite problem of producing “bad” drawings. In particular, we study how to construct orthogonal drawings with many bends along the edges and with large area. Our results show surprising contact points, in Graph Drawing, between the computational cost of niceness and the one of ugliness.


Graph Drawing Orthogonal drawings Topology-shape-metrics approach Planarity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Di Battista
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Frati
    • 1
  • Maurizio Patrignani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e AutomazioneUniversità Roma TreRomaItaly

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