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LINK is a software system designed to be a general-purpose, extendible computing environment in which discrete mathematical objects representing real world problems can be easily manipulated and visualized. The system features a full Scheme interpreter with access to the Tk graphics toolkit (STk), a flexible GUI, and a rich variety of Collection and Graph objects which are grouped into C++ libraries. This computing environment offers access at levels ranging from point-and-click to command-line manipulation and query writing to large-scale systems development. LINK is ideal for quick and easy creation, manipulation, loading, and storing of graphs, hypergraphs, and their attributes. This power will encourage experimentation with algorithms and properties of graphs. Link has been designed primarily as an educational tool and research tool, though it could be a useful prototyping tool for industry. Since the system uses an interpretive, object- oriented graphics package, viewing graphs of more than 1000 vertices and edges is not currently practical, though future work can improve that number somewhat.

Current Version:   1.0

License Type:   Free

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Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: No

Targeted Platforms:

LINK is known to run on SunOs and Linux, and may run on many other Unix.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

g++ and STk 3.0.

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Subscribe the mailing list by sending mail to with ``subscribe link-list'' in the message body.

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