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polymake is open source software for research in polyhedral geometry. It deals with polytopes, polyhedra and fans as well as simplicial complexes, matroids, graphs, tropical hypersurfaces, and other objects.

Supported platforms include various flavors of Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS, and you can also try it online!

If you're interested in polymake, note the upcomping polymake conference!

polymake offers a C++ callable library, enabling you to use it from your C++ code directly.

Callable Library wiki page

polymake supports an extension system for writing and maintaining extensions outside the distribution, as well as interfaces to various mathematical software.

List of available extensions
External software
Interfaces to polymake

polyDB is a database for objects in discrete geometry and related areas that can be accessed from within polymake.

polyDB wiki page

polymake has been used for various scientific publications, and even is the subject of some.

List of publications


If you are using polymake we would like to ask you to cite at least one of the following papers [BibTeX entries]:


We gratefully acknowledge partial support by DFG within the Priority Program 1489, SFB-TRR 109 and SFB-TRR 195. Research by M. Joswig is carried out in the framework of Matheon supported by Einstein Foundation Berlin.

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