## OPTIMIZING THE DOUBLE DESCRIPTION METHOD FOR NORMAL SURFACE ENUMERATION

Citations: | 1 - 1 self |

### BibTeX

@MISC{Burton_optimizingthe,

author = {Benjamin A. Burton},

title = {OPTIMIZING THE DOUBLE DESCRIPTION METHOD FOR NORMAL SURFACE ENUMERATION},

year = {}

}

### OpenURL

### Abstract

Abstract. Many key algorithms in 3-manifold topology involve the enumeration of normal surfaces, which is based upon the double description method for finding the vertices of a convex polytope. Typically we are only interested in a small subset of these vertices, thus opening the way for substantial optimization. Here we give an account of the vertex enumeration problem as it applies to normal surfaces and present new optimizations that yield strong improvements in both running time and memory consumption. The resulting algorithms are tested using the freely available software package Regina. 1.