Alex McLean

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Thank you Graphviz

by Alex on November 14, 2007

I love graphviz. You feed in data in a simple, easy to generate format and it creates the most beautifully laid out visualisations from it.

I’m trying to make a triangular waveguide mesh, and wasn’t sure if my code was doing the right thing, so ran neato over the data and got this:

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I didn’t tell it to lay them out in a hexagon, it just did because it was the simplest way of doing so. I then tried manually adding extra connections

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11 thoughts on “Thank you Graphviz

  1. she says:


  2. joel says:

    I have no idea what I’m looking at

  3. AnonymousInGermany says:

    The images are too small to make anything out.

  4. AnonymousInGermany says:

    thx ;-)

  5. Alex says:

    Hi AnonymousInGermany, I added links to the original images, although I like the thumbnails for showing the overall effect. The nodes themselves aren’t interesting!

  6. AnonymousInGermany says:

    Thx Alex, really beatiful graphs. I could really use this at work to visualize large datasets for non-techie people I work with.

    A bit more complex, albeit interactive:

    There used to be something similar for .NET. Anybody remember what that was called?

  7. jt says:

    Are we twisting graphics now, are we?

  8. Ian says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

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