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Stress Majorization with Orthogonal Ordering Constraints
reportposted on 2022-07-25, 00:38 authored by T Dwyer, Y Koren, K Marriott
Force-directed placement is a widely used approach to automatically arranging the nodes and edges of a relational diagram or graph in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The adoption of the stress majorization method from multi-dimensional scaling into graph layout has provided an improved mathematical basis and better convergence properties for so-called "force-directed placement" techniques. In this paper we give an algorithm for augmenting such stress majorization techniques with orthogonal ordering constraints and we demonstrate several graph-drawing applications where this class of constrains can be very useful.