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Re: GraphPlot and Feynman graphs

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  • Subject: [mg96035] Re: GraphPlot and Feynman graphs
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 06:21:18 -0500 (EST)
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that is wonderful that you try to reinvent the wheel, look


sidious.lord at wrote:
> Hello,
> I experimented a bit with using Mathematica's GraphPlot to
> draw Feynman graphs.  In particular, I would like to be able
> to modify VertexRenderingFunction in such a way as to
> use the usual conventions for drawing Feynman graphs (see
> for some example of Feynman graphs).
> I wasn't able to get very far though, which was a bit disappointing.
> There were several issues:
> * When two vertices are linked by more than one edge (as
> it often happens in Feynman diagrams with loops) the only
> way this is drawn is by splitting the two edges until they are
> at at prescribed distance apart and then the edges run
> parallel until they join at the other vertex.  This is weird for
> Feynman graphs.
> * I wasn't able to add patterns on the edges, for example
> the wiggles for the gluon lines.
> Can someone offer help with these issues?  Are there any
> plans to offer the ability to draw Feynman graphs in future
> versions of Mathematica or as an add-on package?
> I can tell you that having the possibility to draw Feynman
> graphs within Mathematica (with the possibility of adding
> mathematics around the vertices and edges) would make
> lots of physicists very happy.
> Thank you.

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