triangulation_rcm_test, a MATLAB code which calls triangulation_rcm(), which computes the reverse Cuthill-McKee reordering for nodes in a triangulation composed of 3-node or 6-node triangles.

The user supplies a node file and a triangle file, containing the coordinates of the nodes, and the indices of the nodes that make up each triangle. Either 3-node or 6-node triangles may be used.

The program reads the data, computes the adjacency information, carries out the RCM algorithm to get the permutation, applies the permutation to the nodes and triangles, and writes out new node and triangle files that correspond to the RCM permutation.

Note that the node file would normally contain exactly 2 values on each line, namely the X and Y coordinates of the nodes. However, this is not necessary. Extra information can be included on each line, for instance, a "Z" coordinate. Each line should include the same number of items, but all will be permuted correctly together. The program does not actually need to know the coordinates of the nodes, so in fact, ANY data (as long as it is real numeric data) associated with the nodes can be listed in the node file, and will be correctly permuted.


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Related Data and Programs:

triangulation_rcm, a MATLAB code which reads files describing a triangulation of nodes in 2D, and applies the Reverse Cuthill McKee (RCM) algorithm to produce a renumbering of the triangulation with a reduced bandwidth.

Source Code:

TEST3 works with a 3-node triangulation:

TEST6 works with a 6-node triangulation:

Last revised on 10 April 2019.