polymake man page

polymake — convex polytopes and polyhedra


polymake [Options] [Arguments]


This program provides algorithms that manipulate convex polytopes and polyhedra. When run without arguments, an interactive shell is started.


Show a help message and exit.
Print the version number and copyright notice, and exit.
[--script] [application::]script_file
Execute the script stored in script_file. If the application prefix is specified, that application is loaded and the script file is looked up in its script directory.
--script [application::]script_file arguments ...
Execute the script, passing the arguments in @ARGV.
--iscript [application::]script_file arguments ...
Execute the script, which may contain interactive commands.
Interpret the string as a perl expression.
Read and execute commands from standard input.
file PROPERTY | METHOD [ ... ]
Legacy mode (resembling polymake <= 2.3): Read the object from the data file, print the properties, or run the user methods.
--touch file [ file ... ]
Read the files and write them out; useful for converting from older polymake versions.


-A application_name
Start with this application, ignoring the $default_application and @start_applications settings.
Produce some debug output; can be repeated to increase the debug level.
Verbose output; can be repeated to increase the verbosity level. This is an obsolete option. Use custom variables $Verbose::* to gain more detailed control.
Rerun the autoconfiguration sections in all rule files.
--config-path "DIR;..."
Import settings from global configuration files in the given directories. If the last DIR in the list starts with ~/, use it instead of ~/.polymake to keep the private settings. The default is "user", using only the private configuration located at $POLYMAKE_USER_DIR or ~/.polymake.
Equivalent to --config-path=none. Don't read any configuration files. Don't try to configure rules automatically. Don't load rule files requiring auto-configuration.
Equivalent to --config-path=ignore. Don't read any configuration files. Skip auto-configuration routines in the rule files.
Dry run mode: show the production rules that would be applied to the object, but don't actually run any. This is only applicable in compatibility mode.
-T sec
Set a time limit for the execution of production rules. This option currently has no effect.


3.0r2 Polymake User Commands