# Curver

Curver is a program for performing calculations in the curve complex. It implements the Bell--Webb algorithm to determine the Nielsen--Thurston type of a mapping class. This algorithm runs in polynomial time but the constants involved currently make this implementation impractical.

Curver officially supports Python 3.6 -- 3.8. Unoffically, it also runs on PyPy and Sage with some care.

## Quickstart

Curver is available on PyPI, so it can be installed via:

$ pip install curver --user --upgrade

Once installed, try it inside of Python:

>>> import curver >>> S = curver.load(0, 5) >>> S('s_0.s_1.s_0') == S('s_1.s_0.s_1') True >>> f = S('s_0.s_1.s_2.s_3') >>> g = S('s_0.s_1.s_3.s_2') >>> h = S('s_0.s_1.S_2.S_3') >>> f.order(), g.order(), h.order() (5, 5, 5) >>> f.is_conjugate_to(g) True >>> f.is_conjugate_to(g) False

## Features

- Solves the word problem for mapping class groups.
- Performs Nielsen--Thurston classification of mapping classes.
- Solves the conjugacy problem for periodic mapping classes.
- Computes the asymptotic translation length of mapping classes on the curve complex.
- Computes geodesics in the curve complex.
- Computes quotient orbifolds and their quotient maps.
- Computes the action of mapping classes on H_1.
- Determines the topological type of multicurves.