javaPlex: A Research Software Package for Persistent (Co)Homology

  • Henry Adams
  • Andrew Tausz
  • Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44199-2_23

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8592)
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Adams H., Tausz A., Vejdemo-Johansson M. (2014) javaPlex: A Research Software Package for Persistent (Co)Homology. In: Hong H., Yap C. (eds) Mathematical Software – ICMS 2014. ICMS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8592. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


The computation of persistent homology has proven a fundamental component of the nascent field of topological data analysis and computational topology. We describe a new software package for topological computation, with design focus on needs of the research community. This tool, replacing previous jPlex and Plex, enables researchers to access state of the art algorithms for persistent homology, cohomology, hom complexes, filtered simplicial complexes, filtered cell complexes, witness complex constructions, and many more essential components of computational topology.

We describe, herewithin, the design goals we have chosen, as well as the resulting software package, and some of its more novel capabilities.


persistent homology topological data analysis computational topology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Adams
    • 1
  • Andrew Tausz
    • 2
  • Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and its ApplicationsUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityUSA
  3. 3.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
  4. 4.Institut Jozef StefanSlovenia

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