Drawing borders efficiently

Kazuo Iwama, Eiji Miyano, Hirotaka Ono

研究成果: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

抄録

A spreadsheet, especially MS Excel, is probably one of the most popular software applications for personal-computer users and gives us convenient and user-friendly tools for drawing tables. Using spreadsheets, we often wish to draw several vertical and horizontal black lines on selective gridlines to enhance the readability of our spreadsheet. Such situations we frequently encounter are formulated as the Border Drawing Problem (BDP). Given a layout of black line segments, we study how to draw it efficiently from an algorithmic view point, by using a set of border styles and investigate its complexity, (i) We first define a formal model based on MS Excel, under which the drawability and the efficiency of border styles are discussed, and then (ii) show that unfortunately the problem is NP-hard for the set of the Excel border styles and for any reasonable subset of the styles. Moreover, in order to provide potentially more efficient drawing, (iii) we propose a new compact set of border styles and show a necessary and sufficient condition of its drawability.

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルFun with Algorithms - 4th International Conference, FUN 2007, Proceedings
出版社Springer Verlag
ページ213-226
ページ数14
ISBN(印刷版)9783540729136
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2007
イベント4th International Conference on Fun with Algorithms, FUN 2007 - Castiglioncello, イタリア
継続期間: 6 3 20076 5 2007

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
4475 LNCS
ISSN(印刷版)0302-9743
ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

その他

その他4th International Conference on Fun with Algorithms, FUN 2007
国/地域イタリア
CityCastiglioncello
Period6/3/076/5/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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