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polymake: a framework for analyzing convex polytopes. (English) Zbl 0960.68182
Kalai, Gil (ed.) et al., Polytopes - combinatorics and computation. DMV-seminar Oberwolfach, Germany, November 1997. Basel: Birkhäuser. DMV Semin. 29, 43-73 (2000).
Summary: polymake is a software tool designed for the algorithmic treatment of polytopes and polyhedra. We give an overview of the functionality as well as of the structure. This paper can be seen as a first approximation to a polymake handbook.
The tutorial starts with the very basics and ends up with a few polymake applications to research problems. Then we present the main features of the system including the interfaces to other software products. polymake is free software; it is available on the Internet at http://www.math.tu-berlin.de/diskregeom/polymake/.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0944.00089].

MSC:
68W30 Symbolic computation and algebraic computation
68U05 Computer graphics; computational geometry (digital and algorithmic aspects)
Software:
Cinderella; polymake
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