sgb(1) The Stanford GraphBase: combinatorial data and algorithms

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the Stanford GraphBase system. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others), because the original program does not have a manual page.

The Stanford GraphBase, created by Prof. Donald Knuth of Stanford University, is a highly portable collection of programs and data for researchers who study combinatorial algorithms and data structures.

The programs are intended to be interesting in themselves as examples of literate programming. Thus, the Stanford GraphBase can also be regarded as a collection of approximately 30 essays for programmers to enjoy reading, whether or not they are doing algorithmic research. The programs are written in CWEB, a combination of TeX and C that is easy to use by anyone who knows those languages and easy to read by anyone familiar with the rudiments of C.

More details about the Stanford GraphBase can be found in the file /usr/share/doc/sgb/abstract.dvi.gz. It can be viewed using xdvi. It can also be converted from DVI to some other format: a PostScript version can be created by using the command:

dvips -o abstract.ps abstract.dvi
If you prefer less readable ASCII version instead of Postscript, you can create it by the non-free dvi2tty program:
dvi2tty -w132 -e-40 abstract.dvi >abstract.txt

Complete instructions to the Stanford Graphbase appear in the book by D. E. Knuth entitled The Stanford GraphBase: A Platform for Combinatorial Computing published jointly by ACM Press and Addison-Wesley (1993), ISBN 0-201-54275-7.

All of the source code may be found in the directory /usr/sgb/doc/src. The code may be read directly, or can be turned into a pretty-printable TeX form by using the cweave program. See the cweb(1) manpage for more details. The source code forms the main documentation of the libgb library.

FILES

/usr/share/sgb
Data files for the GraphBase programs.
/usr/share/doc/sgb
The source code for the GraphBase programs.
/usr/lib/libgb.{a,so}
The GraphBase libraries.
/usr/include/gb_*.h
Header files for the GraphBase library programs.
/usr/share/cweb
Directory for files included in the GraphBase programs via the CWEB @i command.

BUGS

Genuine bugs may be reported to Donald Knuth via email to [email protected] PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN TO REPORT BUGS IN THE STANFORD GRAPHBASE. PROF. KNUTH DOES NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED EMAIL.

AUTHOR

The Stanford Graphbase is copyrighted by Stanford University. This manual page was written by Julian Gilbey <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.