Random Generation of Dags for Graph Drawing

  title={Random Generation of Dags for Graph Drawing},
  author={I. Dutour and Mireille Bousquet-M{\'e}lou},
The Graph Drawing community uses test suites for comparing layout quality and e ciency. Those suites often claim to collect randomly generated graphs, although in most cases randomness is a loosely de ned notion. We propose a simple algorithm for generating acyclic digraphs with a given number of vertices uniformly at random. Applying standard combinatorial techniques, we describe the overall shape and average edge density of an acyclic digraph. The usefulness of our algorithm resides in the… CONTINUE READING