VGJ: Visualizing Graphs Through Java

  • Carolyn McCreary
  • Larry Barowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1547)


VGJ is an automated system capable of converting a textual description or a drawing of a graph into a well organized and readable layout of the graph. VGJ (visualizing graphs with Java), includes a graph editor and a set of algorithms that will automatically layout and draw a graph. The graph drawing package can be accessed through the web at: mccreary/graph_drawing.html.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn McCreary
    • 1
  • Larry Barowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  2. 2.Auburn UniversityAuburn

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