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For manipulating curves and measured laminations on surfaces and producing mapping tori.

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Flipper is a program for computing the action of mapping classes on laminations on punctured surfaces using ideal triangulation coordinates. It can decide the Nielsen–Thurston type of a given mapping class and, for pseudo-Anosov mapping classes, construct a layered, veering triangulation of their mapping torus, as described by Agol.

Flipper officially supports Python 2.7 and 3.4 – 3.7. It also runs on PyPy and Sage.

Quickstart

Flipper is available on PyPI, so it can be installed via:

$ pip install flipper --user --upgrade

Once installed, try it inside of Python:

>>> import flipper
>>> S = flipper.load('S_1_2')
>>> h = S('a.b.C')
>>> h.is_pseudo_anosov()
True
>>> print(h.dilatation())
2.296630262

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