yFiles for Java is available in four distributions, each containing a different combination of the Basic, Layout, and Viewer components.
Basic DistributionThis contains only the Basic component.
The following table provides an overview of the features included in each distribution.
|yFiles for Java Distribution|
|Basic Component||efficient Graph data type implementation for the structural information of graph elements|
|wide variety of graph and network algorithms|
|Layout Component||support for geometry (position/size) of graph elements|
|algorithms for automatic layout of graphs and diagrams|
|algorithms for automatic layout of connections in diagrams|
|automatic label placement|
|Viewer Component||support for the visual representation of graph elements|
|powerful graph viewer component for the presentation and creation/editing of diagrams|
|extensive user interaction support|
|support for nested graph structures|
|Swing-based GUI elements for properties and parameters|
|support for diverse input/output file formats for diagrams and export-only image file formats|
|printing support, incl. poster printing|
|animations and layout morphing|
There are currently three different yFiles for Java components, which can be combined as four different yFiles for Java distributions (see above).
The Basic component contains essential classes and data types for graph analysis. From highly efficient implementations of Graph, Priority Queue, and other advanced data types, to a wide variety of graph and network algorithms, The Basic component provides an indispensable toolkit for a range of network analysis tasks.
The Layout component builds upon the Basic component to offer a perfect suite of graph layout algorithms. Diverse layout styles including hierarchic, orthogonal, and circular are provided as easy-to-integrate components that can be configured programmatically to suit most layout demands. Even incremental layout is made simple, and our edge routing algorithms make it easy to route edges into existing diagrams.
The Viewer component also builds upon the Basic component. It features the powerful graph viewer UI component showcased in the yEd graph editor, along with several other useful Swing-based GUI elements. The Viewer component also supports diverse graph and image file formats (GraphML, JPG, GIF) and has excellent printing capabilities.