Guides

In this page you will find guides (short user manuals) of the Linear Arrangement Library. These are classified by version number.

Latest version

Quick guide (Python). Introductory guide to LAL.

  • Introduction to LAL (contains installation instructions for Windows users)
  • Working with single trees (construction of trees; calculation of scores on single trees)
  • Working with treebanks and treebank collections (contains hints on efficiency for faster processing).

Advanced guide (Python). A guide to calculating random baselines and hypothesis testing with LAL.

  • Random and exhaustive generation of trees (the 8 combinations of exhaustive/random unlabeled/labeled free/rooted trees).
  • Random and exhaustive generation of linear arrangements (following three formal constraints: projectivity, planarity, and unconstrained arrangements) .

Version 21.07

Quick guide (Python). Introductory guide to LAL.

  • Introduction to LAL (contains installation instructions for Windows users)
  • Working with single trees (construction of trees; calculation of scores on single trees)
  • Working with treebanks and treebank collections (contains hints on efficiency for faster processing).

Advanced guide (Python). A guide to calculating random baselines and hypothesis testing with LAL.

  • Random and exhaustive generation of trees (the 8 combinations of exhaustive/random unlabeled/labeled free/rooted trees).
  • Random and exhaustive generation of linear arrangements (following three formal constraints: projectivity, planarity, and unconstrained arrangements) .