Graph Animation Toolbox: animating algorithms on graphs
Gato, the Graph Animation Toolbox (see http://gato.sf.net) by Alexander Schliep and Winfried Hochstaettler, is a LGPL-licensed Python application which animates algorithms on graphs. It uses Tkinter and runs on Unix, MacOS, Linux and Windows.
It is primarily a teaching tool, but can also be useful in research on algorithm design and engineering, for example by demonstrating effects of heuristics.
Gato and CATBox have been used in university classrooms for several years by us and colleagues on several continents at the undergraduate and graduate level. Winfried Hochstaettler is a professor in mathematics at the FernUniversitaet Hagen, Germany and Alexander Schliep is an associate professor in computer science at Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Gato is Copyright (C) 2016-2020 Alexander Schliep, Copyright 1998-2015, Alexander Schliep and Winfried Hochstaettler, and Copyright 1998-2001 ZAIK/ZPR, Universitaet zu Koeln, Germany.
Versions 1.2.x run with Python 2.7. There is a 2.x release upcoming with Python 3 support.
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