polymake – open source software for research in polyhedral geometry

polymake is open source software for research in polyhedral geometry.

It deals with polytopes, polyhedra and fans as well as simplicial complexes, matroids, graphs, tropical hypersurfaces, and other objects.

The software is written in C++ and Perl. There’s also an online version.

Features include:

  • Uses many third party software packages for specialized computations, thereby providing a common interface and bridge between different tools.
  • Uses homogeneous coordinates.
  • Divides its collection of functions and objects into 10 different groups called applications. They behave like C++ namespaces. Applications correspond to collections of mathematical objects and their properties from a specific subject,and have various commands for those objects.
  • Functionality to help optimizers to analyze optimization problems.
  • Embed your visualizations as interactive applets into PDF files (from LaTeX).
  • Uses a server-client model where the server holds information about each object (e.g., a polytope) and the clients sends requests to compute properties.
  • Extend polymake and define new objects, properties, rules for computing properties, and algorithms.
  • Large number of software packages that interact with polymake.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Mac OS, and Windows.

Support: Documentation, User Guide, Forums, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ewgenij Gawrilow, Michael Joswig and many contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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