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TOPCOM User Manual
TOPCOM User Manual
Jörg Rambau Universtät Bayreuth, Germany
May 7, 2008
1 What is TOPCOM?
TOPCOM is a collection of clients to compute Triangulations Of Point Configurationsand Oriented Matroids, resp.
The algorithms use only combinatorial data of the point configuration as is given by
its oriented matroid. Some basic commands for computing and manipulating oriented
matroids can also be accessed by the user.
2 How do I use TOPCOM?
All programs read the input from stdin and write the result to stdout so that you can
pipe the results to the next command.
A point configuration is given by a matrix (enclosed in square brackets) whose
columns (enclosed in square brackets) are the homogeneous coordinates (seperated by
commas) of the points in the configuration. A square could be specified as
follows.
[[0,0,1],[0,1,1],[1,0,1],[1,1,1]]
You may specify generators of the combinatorial symmetry of a point configuration
as permutations of the vertex numbers. The symmetry of the square reads as follows
(observe that the count starts at 0!):
[[3,2,1,0],[2,3,0,1],[0,2,1,3]]
3 Commands
The following commands are provided:
points2chiro
Computes the chirotope of a point configuration.
chiro2dual
Computes the dual of a chirotope.
chiro2circuits
Computes the circuits of a chirotope.
chiro2cocircuits
Computes the circuits of a chirotope.
cocircuits2facets
Computes the facets of a set of cocircuits.
points2facets
Computes the facets of a point configuration.
points2nflips
Computes the number of flips of a point configurations and the
seed triangulation.
points2flips
Computes all flips of a point configurations and the seed
triangulation.
chiro2placingtriang
Computes the placing triangulation of a chirotope given
by the numbering of the elements.
points2placingtriang
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2finetriang
Computes a fine (i.e., using all vertices) triangulation by
placing and pushing.
points2finetriang
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2triangs
Computes all triangulations of a chirotope that are connected by
bistellar flips to the regular triangulations.
points2triangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2ntriangs
Computes the number of all triangulations of a chirotope that
are connected by bistellar flips to the regular triangulations.
points2ntriangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2finetriangs
Computes all fine triangulations of a chirotope that are
connected by bistellar flips to a fine seed triangulation.
points2finetriangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2nfinetriangs
Computes the number of all fine triangulations of a
chirotope that are connected by bistellar flips to a fine seed triangulation.
points2nfinetriangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2alltriangs
Computes all triangulations of a chirotope.
points2alltriangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2nalltriangs
Computes the number of all triangulations of a chirotope.
points2nalltriangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2allfinetriangs
Computes all fine triangulations of a chirotope.
points2allfinetriangs
dto. for point configurations.
chiro2nallfinetriangs
Computes the number of all fine triangulations of a
chirotope.
points2nallfinetriangs
dto. for point configurations.
cube d
Computes the vertices and symmetry generators of a d-cube.
cyclic n d
Computes the vertices and symmetry generators of the cyclic
d-polytope with n vertices.
cross d
Computes the vertices of the d-dimensional cross-polytope.
hypersimplex k d
Computes the vertices and symmetry generators of the k-th
hypersimplex in dimension d.
santos_triang
Computes the point configuration, the symmetry, and the Santos
triangulation (without flips).
4 Command Line Options
The following command line options are supported:
Options controlling the overall behaviour of clients
-d
Debug.
-h
Print a usage message.
-v
Verbose.
Options controlling what is computed
--cardinality [k]
Count only triangulations with exactly k simplices.
--checktriang
Check seed triangulation.
--flipdeficiency
Check triangulations for flip deficiency.
--frequency [k]
Check every k-th triangulation for regularity and stop if one is
found.
--heights
Output a height vector for every regular triangulation (implies
--regular).
--noinsertion
Never add a point that is unused in the seed triangulation.
--reducepoints
Try to greedily minimize the number of vertices used; keep a
global upper bound on the current minimal number of vertices and do not
accept triangulations with more vertices.
--regular
Search for regular triangulations only (checked liftings are w.r.t. the
last homogeneous coordinate, e.g., last coordinates all ones is fine); note that
this may reduce the effort of exploration, since regular triangulations are
connected by themselves.
--nonregular
Output non-regular triangulations only; note that this does not
reduce the effort of exploration, since non-regular triangulations are in
general not connected by themselves.
Options controlling the internals of the clients
--chirocache [n]
Set the chirotope cache to n elements.
--localcache [n]
Set the cache for local operations.
--memopt
Save memory by using caching techniques.
--soplex
Use soplex instead of cdd for regularity checks (unstable).
4.1 Options for warm starts from previous calculations
--dump
Write intermediate results into a file.
--dumpfile [dumpfilename]
Write intermediate results into file dumpfilename
(default: TOPCOM.dump).
--dumpfrequency [k]
Dump the results of each kth BFS round
--dumprotations [k]
Dump into k different rotating files.
--read
Read intermediate results from a file.
--readfile [readfilename]
Read intermediate results from file dumpfilename
(default: TOPCOM.dump).
5 Examples
In the subdirectory examples you find some example inputs for TOPCOM routines. For
example,
points2chiro < lattice_3_3.dat
outputs the sign string of the chirotope of the sub-lattice of integer points (i,j) with
i,j = 0, 1, 2.
points2chiro < lattice_3_3.dat | chiro2ntriangs
or
points2ntriangs < lattice_3_3.dat
yields the number of triangulations that are connected to the regular ones by
bistellar flips.
points2ntriangs -r --affine < moae_testfile
counts all regular triangulations of the “mother of all examples”, two nested triangles
in the plane.
yields the number of all triangulations via a branch & bound algorithm. For large
examples this routine may take a lot of time but since it branches in a DFS manner it
does not take a lot of memory.
The example r12.chiro is the chirotope of the oriented matroid R12 with
disconnected realization space, constructed by Jürgen Richter-Gebert. If you want to
compute, e.g., a placing triangulation of R12 then type
but be aware of the fact that this is not an efficient way of computing facets of a
point configuration. It is, however, numerically stable because rational arithmetics is
used.
Finally, you can check the Santos triangulation by