Download Page for CirclePack
Copyright, Ken Stephenson. (Read LICENSE)
The author thanks the National Science Foundation, the Tennessee
Science Alliance, and the Department of Mathematics at the University
Tennessee for support in creating this software.
Apologies: The current version
of CirclePack works only on
systems and uses a GUI (graphical user interface) called XView which is no longer being
supported. An executable is included, but if it doesn't work right out
of the box you may need some serious systems help to get it running. I
am in the process of porting the software to Java for cross-platform use and will
make that available when it is ready.
Downloading: the file CPtree.tgz
expands to give subdirectories /doc, /src, /include, /lib, /openwin,
/demo. See the README
for instructions on installation and cp_help.info
for command details. The programs run on unix machines under X-Windows
and have been successfully compiled on PC's and Alpha's running Linux,
as well as on Sun's using both SunOS and Solaris. A statically compiled
version of CirclePack in the src/ directory should run on PC's
under linux. (Other software: RePack.c standalone repacking engine and
working with dessins: static executables RePack and DP are provided.)
The sources are provided, so compiling can be attempted on other
platforms, but help of a systems administrator is strongly recommended;
libraries are provided for the XView interface, but there can still be
problems in compiling and in handling of colors. The /demo directory
contains "script" files. Read a script into CirclePack with the
command "script demo.cmd", then see the action by repeatedly pushing
the 'Execute next cmd' button in the script window.
Versions: CirclePack (graphical
interface version), SA (command-line
version), and RePack.
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Date: November 2003.