“spring model” layouts.

neato is the default tool to use if the graph is not too large (about 100 nodes) and you don’t know anything else about it.

neato attempts to minimize a global energy function, which is equivalent to statistical multi-dimensional scaling.

The solution is achieved using stress majorization, though the older Kamada-Kawai algorithm, using steepest descent, is also available.

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