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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines
From: Peter Clifton <pcjc2 AT cam DOT ac DOT uk>
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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:34:39 +0000
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On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 21:27 +0100, gedau AT igor2 DOT repo DOT hu wrote:

> My friend showed me a great approach how to apply this solution on our 
> problme. Using the original connection graph of the two shorted 
> net (enchanched netlist with the line segments and object forming new 
> edges and virtual nodes) wouldn't work because it would find the minimum 
> cut to split the whole graph in two. We need to modify the graph to get 
> minimal cut to respect what should stay on one part and what should stay 
> on the other.
> 
> The modification is introducing two new virtual nodes called S and T (this 
> is some sort of convention, I think). Connect S to each net1 nodes with 
> edges of infinite weight; connect T to each net2 nodes with edges of 
> infinite weight. Assign a finite number (1, or the length of the line 
> segment) to all other edges. If minimal cut is ran on this new graph, it 
> will never cut an infinite weight edge, thus we keep our nets togheter.
> It will cut finite weighted edges minimizing total weight cut, resolving 
> our short.
> 
> If all original edges are assigned weight 1, it will find the minimum 
> amount of cuts needed for resolving the short.

Nice ;)

I thought we'd be able to modify one of the graph partitioning
algorithms, but I hadn't appreciated how simple and elegant you could
make the modification.

-- 
Peter Clifton <peter DOT clifton AT clifton-electronics DOT co DOT uk>

Clifton Electronics


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