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NetDy : the superlight network editor from Down Under

Networks play a very important role in applied mathematics, computer science and operations research.

It is very unfortunate therefore that drawing networks on the fly with existing standard WWW technologies is basically impossible. In fact, it is my humble opinion that the lack of on-the-fly basic drawing facilities on the WWW should be regarded as a major intellectual catastrophe that should be urgently addressed by human rights origanizations.

Since I know full well that this will not be done soon, I decided to do something about it myself. This is in line with my very strong adherence to the universal Thou Shall Practice What You Preach! Principle.

So during the end of the 2003 year break I developed a super-light network editor called NetDy.

Although I developed it specifically for my own needs (ie. enhancing the user-interface of my dp modules), I believe that it could serve the needs of other OR/MS lecturers.

In anticipation of this, I included in the module (written in JavaScript) a facility that converts a network into the corresponding equivalent node-precedence matrix. You can easily copy this matrix to your HTML pages and use it in your own on line modules.

I shall be perfectly happy to modify a bit this module to satisfy the needs of other people, but .... please be reasonable in your suggestions!

In particular, I do not intend to re-right this module in Java or Flash, or Shockwave.


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Disclaimer: This page, its contents and style, are the responsibility of the author (Moshe Sniedovich) and do not represent the views, policies or opinions of the organizations he is associated/affiliated with.