# Towards a characterization of stretchable aligned graphs

We consider the problem of stretching pseudolines in a planar straight-line drawing to straight lines while preserving the straightness and the combinatorial embedding of the drawing. We answer open questions by Mchedlidze et al. by showing that not all instances with two pseudolines are stretchable. On the positive side, for k≥ 2 pseudolines intersecting in a single point, we prove that in case that some edge-pseudoline intersection-patterns are forbidden, all instances are stretchable. For intersection-free pseudoline arrangements we show that every aligned graph has an aligned drawing. This considerably reduces the gap between stretchable and non-stretchable instances.

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