This library contains the implementation of some succinct data structures. It is rather undocumented now, but better documentation is under way. On the other hand, the code is quite extensively unit-tested.
The library is meant to be imported as a git submodule in other projects and then included as a CMake subdirectory. See the unit tests, and the semi_index and path_decomposed_tries projects for examples.
How to build the code
The following dependencies have to be installed to compile the library.
- CMake >= 2.6, for the build system
- Boost >= 1.42
The library is developed and tested mainly on Linux and Mac OS X, and it has been tested also on Windows 7.
The code is designed for 64-bit architectures. It has been tested on 32-bit Linux as well, but it is significantly slower. To compile the library on 32-bit architectures it is necessary to disable intrinsics support, passing -DSUCCINCT_USE_INTRINSICS=OFF to cmake.
Building on Unix
The project uses CMake. To build it on Unix systems it should be sufficient to do the following:
$ cmake . $ make
It is also advised to perform a
make test, which runs the unit
Builing on Mac OS X
Same instructions for Unix apply, with one exception: the library must be compiled with the same standard library used to compile Boost. So, if libc++ was used with Clang, the following command must be used:
$ cmake . -DSUCCINCT_USE_LIBCXX=ON
Building on Windows
On Windows, Boost and zlib are not installed in default locations, so it is necessary to set some environment variables to allow the build system to find them.
- For Boost
BOOST_ROOTmust be set to the directory which contains the
- The directories that contain the Boost must be added to
PATHso that the executables find them
Once the env variables are set, the quickest way to build the code is by using NMake (instead of the default Visual Studio). Run the following commands in a Visual Studio x64 Command Prompt:
$ cmake -G "NMake Makefiles" . $ nmake $ nmake test