Display a GRF Graph Using OpenGL

GRF_DISPLAY_OPENGL is a C++ program which reads a GRF file containing information about an abstract graph and displays a plot using OPENGL.


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The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.


GRF_DISPLAY_OPENGL is available in a C++ version.

Related Data and Programs:

FERN_OPENGL, a C++ program which uses OpenGL to display the Barnsley fractal fern.

GRAFFITI, a dataset directory which contains 195 abstract graphs, with adjacency and embedding information, stored in the GRF format.

GRAPH_REPRESENTATION, a data directory of examples of ways of representing abstract mathematical graphs

GRF, a data directory which contains a description of the GRF format and some examples.

GRF_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which reads a GRF file and displays a plot in the MATLAB graphics window.

GRF_IO, a C++ library which reads or writes a GRF file;

GRF_TO_EPS, a FORTRAN90 program which can make an encapsulated PostScript image of a GRF file.

GRF_TO_XYL, a FORTRAN90 program which converts information describing the adjacency and embedding of an abstract graph from GRF to XYL format.

SCREENSHOT_OPENGL, a C++ program which shows how a program using the OpenGL graphics library can save a screenshot of the graphics being displayed.

SPHERE_XYZ_DISPLAY_OPENGL, a C++ program which reads XYZ information defining points in 3D, and displays a unit sphere and the points, using OpenGL.

XYL, a data directory which contains some examples of the XYL format for 2D points and lines.

XY_DISPLAY_OPENGL, a C++ program which reads an XY file of 2D point coordinates, and displays an image of those points using OpenGL.

XYF_DISPLAY_OPENGL, a C++ program which reads XYF information defining points and faces in 2D, and displays an image using OpenGL.

XYL_DISPLAY_OPENGL, a C++ program which reads XYL information defining points and lines in 2D, and displays an image using OpenGL.


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Source Code:

Examples and Tests:

COXETER is the Coxeter graph.

List of Routines:

You can go up one level to the C++ source codes.

Last revised on 13 January 2009.