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Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs.

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  • Should I Open Source my Company?
    Thoughtful post, thanks. However, this tripped me up: "our GPU graph viz server" -- I couldn't understand how you a) scale graphviz[1] on a GPU and b) make money hosting graphviz. Quick read of your web site cleared that up :) [1] - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Trippy 0.9.0 Release
    Tracing flows: breakdown complex UDP/TCP ECMP traces into individual flows (i.e. Common network path); render a chart of flows in GraphViz DOT format (example). Source: 5 months ago
  • Calculate the difference and intersection of any two regexes
    It has the look of graphviz about it, which is an excellent tool. Often helpful in debugging anything related to graphs. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • What are some tools to help in visualizing concepts
    If you are talking about making visualisations for other people it would depend if you want to make them interactive, static, or a mix of the two. I’m not really sure what to recommend given I don’t know - but here are a few places to start: - Python tutor - manim - processing - graphviz - simple but good - Source: 11 months ago
  • Good graphic FlowChart drawing tool ?
    It sounds like you're looking for a web-hosted tool - if you're interested in self-hosted text-based tools, graphviz can make flowcharts, and if integration with LaTeX is desirable, so can TikZ. Source: 11 months ago
  • Writing software with seamless diagramming?
    This makes me think of GraphViz (generates graphs form textual instructions) perhaps with support from Emacs and org-mode (web search for "Emacs org-mode graphviz", you'll find other integrations for other specific use-cases). But you would need to switch to Emacs (and use org-mode), which is I guess quite disruptive in itself. Source: 11 months ago
  • The Factions of Doskvol, Visualized
    Visualization was made by me using GraphVIZ, and rendered using dot. You can see the source here, and you can mess around with it by plugging the source into this handy website. You can remove factions you don't care about, or update to fit the fiction in your game.. Source: 12 months ago
  • SVG graph of resource dependencies
    I used GraphViz to draw a graph showing how to find or create each resource. The image below is a PNG thumbnail. Click through to my blog post for the full SVG version (which you can 'find in page' on), and the image's .dot source. Source: about 1 year ago
  • UML representation of the whole flutter framework?
    Graphviz the tool for drawing class relationships. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Dependecy graph
    If you just need to display a graph, how about using graphviz? Source: about 1 year ago
  • What are some apps/websites that I can use to make a taxonomical tree (tree of life)?
    Graphviz ( is a nice, free general purpose graphics program that will do auto-layout . Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is there any software where I can make flowcharts which looks like this easily?
    Https:// Or on the command line 'dot'. Programmatically create charts. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Ain't It Funny How the Knight Moves?
    I wrote a ruby script to map out the graph and fed it into graphviz to make the image. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Stockfish's search tree trying to find a mate in 2 visualized
    Using Graphviz to display the search tree of Stockfish in this position: r1b1r1k1/p5pp/2p3q1/2pP1p2/5Bn1/1PNB1K2/P1PQ1PP1/R4R2 b - - 0 1. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Why should I learn Compilers
    Graphviz is a widely used graph visualization tool that takes a specification of a graph as input and produces an image of the graph as output. The ideas of lexical analysis, parsing, symbol table management, semantic checking, etc. Carry over directly from compilers. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Prompt Templates in ChatGPT
    (First idea was this:, I've already gotten GPT to produce syntactically valid graphs with it). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Building a HDL (Kind of)
    One part of this will be drawing "graphs" of the interconnections. Perhaps start with a graph visualisation package such as the open source graphviz and extend its language with attributes on each node to hold the extra information you need. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Software Mimicry
    To be clear, I'm no apologist for json. It just seemed to me there was a pretty direct representation. @rzzzt's observation on json being predominantly hierarchical and therefore tree-shaped seems like the most likely reason behond the original statement. -- [0] - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Does this software exist already?
    Perhaps Graphviz might meet your needs? Source: over 1 year ago
  • Improved Hideout Chart
    Thanks. I downloaded it from and couldn't figure out how to run it. The online version is what I needed :). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Improved Hideout Chart
    The chart is generated using Graphviz - so the layout is generated automagically. Easier to create, impossible to tweak. Source: over 1 year ago

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