By Edward R. Scheinerman, Daniel H. Ullman

"Both authors are very good expositors-exceptionally so-and this makes for a pleasing learn and makes it possible for transparent figuring out of the mathematical concepts." -Joel Spencer Fractional Graph idea explores a number of the ways that integer-valued graph concept suggestions could be transformed to derive nonintegral values. in line with the authors' huge assessment of the literature, it presents a unified therapy of crucial ends up in the learn of fractional graph options. Professors Scheinerman and Ullman start via constructing a common fractional conception of hypergraphs and circulate directly to offer in-depth assurance of basic and complicated themes, together with fractional matching, fractional coloring, and fractional facet coloring; fractional arboricity through matroid equipment; and fractional isomorphism. the ultimate bankruptcy is dedicated to numerous extra matters, similar to fractional topological graph concept, fractional cycle double covers, fractional domination, fractional intersection quantity, and fractional elements of in part ordered units. Supplemented with many difficult workouts in every one bankruptcy in addition to an abundance of references and bibliographic fabric, Fractional Graph conception is a complete reference for researchers and a very good graduate-level textual content for college students of graph idea and linear programming.

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Strings are passed without their enclosing quotes, and the special variable $# holds the number of parameters to call. We can use call to write some simple scripts for gnuplot. Command files are plain text files, usually containing exactly one command per line. Several commands can be combined on a single line by separating them with a semicolon (;). The hashmark (#) is interpreted as a comment character: the rest of the line following a hashmark is ignored. The hashmark isn’t interpreted as a comment character when it appears inside quoted strings.

In the next chapter, we’ll talk about data transformations and the organization of data sets. By the end of the next chapter, you’ll know most of the commands you’ll use on a day-to-day basis. Are you surprised that a couple of chapters are sufficient to get us this far? Congratulations, you just discovered why gnuplot is cool: it makes easy things easy, and hard things possible. This chapter and the next cover the easy parts; as to the hard parts... well, that’s what the rest of this book is all about.

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