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Edit menu

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Unlimited undo/redo support. Most edit operations on the Bayesian network are undoable. A notable exception is learning of network and CPTs.

Cut/copy/paste support. When a set of nodes is selected these can be placed on a clipboard (internal, so no interaction with other applications yet) and a paste action will add the nodes. Nodes are renamed by adding "Copy of" before the name and adding numbers if necessary to ensure uniqueness of name. Only the arrows to parents are copied, not these of the children.

The Add Node menu brings up a dialog (see below) that allows to specify the name of the new node and the cardinality of the new node. Node values are assigned the names 'Value1', 'Value2' etc. These values can be renamed (right click the node in the graph panel and select Rename Value). Another option is to copy/paste a node with values that are already properly named and rename the node.

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The Add Arc menu brings up a dialog to choose a child node first;

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Then a dialog is shown to select a parent. Descendants of the child node, parents of the child node and the node itself are not listed since these cannot be selected as child node since they would introduce cycles or already have an arc in the network.

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The Delete Arc menu brings up a dialog with a list of all arcs that can be deleted.

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The list of eight items at the bottom are active only when a group of at least two nodes are selected.
$\bullet$ Align Left/Right/Top/Bottom moves the nodes in the selection such that all nodes align to the utmost left, right, top or bottom node in the selection respectively.
$\bullet$ Center Horizontal/Vertical moves nodes in the selection halfway between left and right most (or top and bottom most respectively).
$\bullet$ Space Horizontal/Vertical spaces out nodes in the selection evenly between left and right most (or top and bottom most respectively). The order in which the nodes are selected impacts the place the node is moved to.


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Remco Bouckaert 2008-05-12