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BigObject SimplicialComplex

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An abstract simplicial complex represented by its facets.

Permutations:
FacetPerm:

permuting the FACETS

VertexPerm:

permuting the vertices

Input property

These properties are for input only. They allow redundant information.

INPUT_FACES

Any description of the faces of a simplicial complex with vertices v_0 < v_1 < v_2 < … arbitrary. Redundant faces allowed.

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Combinatorics

These properties capture combinatorial information of the object. Combinatorial properties only depend on combinatorial data of the object like, e.g., the face lattice.

BOUNDARY
Type:
Properties of BOUNDARY:
VERTEX_MAP

Maps vertices of the boundary complex to the corresponding ones in the supercomplex

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COLORING

A coloring of the vertices.

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DIM

Maximal dimension of the FACETS, where the dimension of a facet is defined as the number of its vertices minus one.

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DUAL_GRAPH
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Properties of DUAL_GRAPH:
COLORING

UNDOCUMENTED

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F2_VECTOR

fik is the number of incident pairs of i-faces and k-faces; the main diagonal contains the F_VECTOR.

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FACETS

Faces which are maximal with respect to inclusion, encoded as their ordered set of vertices. The vertices must be numbered 0, …, n-1.

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FOLDABLE

True if GRAPH is (DIM + 1)-colorable.

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F_VECTOR

fk is the number of k-faces, for k = 0,… , d, where d is the dimension.

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GRAPH

The subcomplex consisting of all 1-faces.

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HASSE_DIAGRAM
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Methods of HASSE_DIAGRAM:
dim

UNDOCUMENTED

nodes_of_dim

UNDOCUMENTED

nodes_of_dim_range

UNDOCUMENTED

H_VECTOR

The h-vector of the simplicial complex.

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MINIMAL_NON_FACES

Inclusion minimal non-faces (vertex subsets which are not faces of the simplicial complex).

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N_FACETS

Number of FACETS.

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N_MINIMAL_NON_FACES

Number of MINIMAL_NON_FACES.

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N_VERTICES

Number of vertices.

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ODD_SUBCOMPLEX

Subcomplex generated by faces of codimension 2 that are contained in an odd number of faces of codimension 1.

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PROJ_DICTIONARY

For each vertex the corresponding vertex of facet 0 with respect to the action of the group of projectivities.

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PROJ_ORBITS

Orbit decomposition of the group of projectivities acting on the set of vertices of facet 0.

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PURE

A simplicial complex is pure if all its facets have the same dimension.

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SHELLABLE

True if this is shellable.

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SHELLING

An ordered list of facets constituting a shelling.

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VERTEX_INDICES

Indices of the vertices from INPUT_FACES. That is, the map i \mapsto v_i.

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Symmetry

These properties capture information of the object that is concerned with the action of permutation groups.

GROUP
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Topology

The following properties are topological invariants.

BALL

Determines if this is homeomorphic to a ball. In general, this is undecidable; therefore, the implementation depends on heuristics. May be true or false or undef (if heuristic does not succeed).

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CLOSED_PSEUDO_MANIFOLD

True if this is a PURE simplicial complex with the property that each ridge is contained in exactly two facets.

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COCYCLES

Representatives of cocycle groups, listed in increasing codimension order. See CycleGroup for explanation of encoding of each group.

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COHOMOLOGY

Reduced cohomology groups, listed in increasing codimension order. See HomologyGroup for explanation of encoding of each group.

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CYCLES

Representatives of cycle groups, listed in increasing dimension order. See CycleGroup for explanation of encoding of each group.

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EULER_CHARACTERISTIC

Reduced Euler characteristic. Alternating sum of the F_VECTOR minus 1.

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FUNDAMENTAL_GROUP

A finite representation of the fundamental group. The fundamental group is represented as a pair of an integer, the number of generators, and a list of relations. The generators are numbered consecutively starting with zero. A relation is encoded as a list of pairs, each pair consisting of a generator and its exponent. You may use the fundamental2gap method to produce a GAP file.

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FUNDAMENTAL_GROUP_GEN_LABELS

Labels of the generators of the FUNDAMENTAL_GROUP. The labels can be chosen freely. If the FUNDAMENTAL_GROUP is computed by polymake, the generators correspond to the edges of the complex. Hence they are labeled g followed by the vertices of the edge, e.g. g3_6 corresponds to the edge {3 6}.

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GENUS

The genus of a surface.

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HOMOLOGY

Reduced simplicial homology groups H0, …, Hd (integer coefficients), listed in increasing dimension order. See HomologyGroup for explanation of encoding of each group.

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INTERSECTION_FORM

The integral quadratic form obtained from restricting the multiplication of the cohomology of a closed 4k-manifold to H^{2k} x H^{2k} → H^{4k} = Z. As a quadratic form over the reals it is characterized by its dimension and its index of inertia (or, equivalenty, by the number of positive and negative ones in its canonical form). An integral quadratic form is even if it takes values in 2Z.

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KNOT

Edge-subset of a 3-sphere which is a knot or link, that is, a collection of pairwise disjoint cycles.

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LOCALLY_STRONGLY_CONNECTED

True if the vertex star of each vertex is DUAL_CONNECTED.

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MANIFOLD

Determines if this is a compact simplicial manifold with boundary. Depends on heuristic SPHERE recognition. May be true or false or undef (if heuristic does not succeed).

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MORSE_MATCHING
Type:
Properties of MORSE_MATCHING:
MATCHING

The matching in the HasseDiagram of the SimplicialComplex

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ORIENTATION

An orientation of the facets of an ORIENTED_PSEUDO_MANIFOLD, such that the induced orientations of a common ridge of two neighboring facets cancel each other out. Each facet is marked with true if the orientation agrees with the (chosen) orientation of the first facet, and is marked with false otherwise.

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ORIENTED_PSEUDO_MANIFOLD

True if this is a PSEUDO_MANIFOLD with top level homology isomorphic to Z.

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PSEUDO_MANIFOLD

True if this is a PURE simplicial complex with the property that each ridge is contained in either one or two facets.

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SPHERE

Determines if this is homeomorphic to a sphere. In general, this is undecidable; therefore, the implementation depends on heuristics. May be true or false or undef (if heuristic does not succeed).

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STIEFEL_WHITNEY

Mod 2 cycle representation of Stiefel-Whitney classes. Each cycle is represented as a set of simplices.

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SURFACE

True if this is a CONNECTED MANIFOLD of dimension 2.

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Visualization

These properties are for visualization.

MIXED_GRAPH
Type:
Properties of MIXED_GRAPH:
EDGE_WEIGHTS

Associated edge weights.

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VERTEX_LABELS

Labels of the vertices.

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Combinatorics

These methods capture combinatorial information of the object. Combinatorial properties only depend on combinatorial data of the object like, e.g., the face lattice.

BIPARTITE()

True if GRAPH is a bipartite.

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CONNECTED_COMPONENTS()

The connected components of the GRAPH, encoded as node sets.

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CONNECTIVITY()

Node connectivity of the GRAPH, that is, the minimal number of nodes to be removed from the graph such that the result is disconnected.

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DUAL_BIPARTITE()

True if DUAL_GRAPH is a bipartite.

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DUAL_CONNECTED_COMPONENTS()

The connected components of the DUAL_GRAPH, encoded as node sets.

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DUAL_CONNECTIVITY()

Node connectivity of the DUAL_GRAPH. Dual to CONNECTIVITY.

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DUAL_GRAPH_SIGNATURE()

Difference of the black and white nodes if the DUAL_GRAPH is BIPARTITE. Otherwise -1.

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DUAL_MAX_CLIQUES()

The maximal cliques of the DUAL_GRAPH, encoded as node sets.

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GRAPH_SIGNATURE()

Difference of the black and white nodes if the GRAPH is BIPARTITE. Otherwise -1.

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MAX_CLIQUES()

The maximal cliques of the GRAPH, encoded as node sets.

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VERTEX_DEGREES()

Degrees of the vertices in the GRAPH.

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boundary_matrix(Int d)

Output the boundary matrix of dimension d. Indexing is according to the face indices in the HASSE_DIAGRAM of the complex. The matrix is a map via multiplying it to a vector from the left. Beware, this computes the whole face lattice of your complex, which is expensive.

Parameters:

Int d: Dimension of the boundary matrix.

Returns:
Example:

This prints the boundary matrix of the 3-simplex:

> print simplex(3)->boundary_matrix(1);
-1 1 0 0
-1 0 1 0
0 -1 1 0
-1 0 0 1
0 -1 0 1
0 0 -1 1

The output can be interpreted like this: the zeroth column of the matrix corresponds to the facet with index 0, which contains the edges with indices 0,1 and 3.

labeled_vertices(String label …)

Find the vertices by given labels.

Parameters:

String label …: vertex labels

Returns:
Set<Int>

Topology

The following methods compute topological invariants.

CONNECTED()

True if the GRAPH is a connected graph.

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DUAL_CONNECTED()

True if the DUAL_GRAPH is a connected graph.

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N_CONNECTED_COMPONENTS()

Number of connected components of the GRAPH.

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fundamental2gap(String filename)

Writes the FUNDAMENTAL_GROUP using FUNDAMENTAL_GROUP_GEN_LABELS to the given file in GAP input format.

Parameters:

String filename

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Visualization

These methods are for visualization.

VISUAL()

Visualizes the complex. If G_DIM < 4, the GRAPH and the facets are visualized using the COORDINATES. Otherwise, the spring embedder and the GRAPH are used to produce coordinates for the visualization. If JavaView is used to visualize the complex, all faces of one facet build a geometry in the jvx-file, so you may use Method → Effect → Explode Group of Geometries in the JavaView menu.

Options:

Bool mixed_graph: use the MIXED_GRAPH for the spring embedder

Int seed: random seed value for the string embedder

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VISUAL_DUAL_GRAPH()

Uses the spring embedder to visualize the DUAL_GRAPH.

Options:

Int seed: random seed value for the string embedder

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VISUAL_FACE_LATTICE()

Visualize the HASSE_DIAGRAM of a simplicial complex as a multi-layer graph.

Options:

Int seed: random seed value for the node placement

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VISUAL_GRAPH()

Uses the spring embedder to visualize the GRAPH.

Options:

Int seed: random seed value for the string embedder

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VISUAL_MIXED_GRAPH()

Uses the spring embedder to visualize the MIXED_GRAPH.

Options:

Int seed: random seed value for the string embedder

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