Rocs goes kdereview November 4, 2009Posted by tumaix in planetkde-tomazcanabrava.
Today was the second day of it in extragear kdereview, and I tougth I should write what it is again, to remind people to test, try it, aprove it, disaprove it and use it as a toothbrush if in lack for a better tool for it.
So, a lot of people asks me “what is rocs”, and, simply it is an easy to use IDE for Graph Theory. What it does, and why an IDE for it?
Is there any algorithm already implemented?
Nope. the idea is not to have the homework for the students, but to provide a simple graph API and a visualization area for them to implement it.
While I was doing graph theory in college, I found out that there isn’t any tool to visualize the graphs and apply algorithms to it.
searching by “Graph Algorithm Tools” over the web, the only one that I found that’s similar to mine is GDR, Graph Drawing Tool , but it’s from 1998, and sigthly outdated.
Over the emails someone said (sorry, donesn’t have an mail client here and gmail is blocked, so say your name in the comments and I will update this ) “While we have good graph drawing programs, it’s actually cool that someone took the time to create one simple just to experiment with scripting and algorithms, this can help college students and professors alike”.
Well, that’s not exactly what he said, but the idea remains the same.
So, peace, and try out. Cheers.