The BRITE Analysis Engine, BRIANA, is a piece of software developed at Boston University which is fully integrated with BRITE but that at the same time can be used independently. The purpose of BRIANA is to serve as a repository of routines for analysis of topological data. BRIANA takes advantage of the functionality implemented in BRITE's generation tool by reusing a fair amount of BRITE's code. If a significant change needs to be done to one of the parsing routines for the ImportedFileModel, a single change will update both BRITE and BRIANA simultaneously. On the other hand, this synchronization is nice but not required. BRIANA can be compiled and run completely independently of BRITE, that is, it is not needed to generate a topology or import it using BRITE in order to analyze it.
The command line execution for BRIANA is, with respect to the set of analysis routines implemented at the time of this writing, is shown in Listing 7.1.