Graphviz-2.38.0

Introduction to Graphviz

The Graphviz package contains graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. Graphviz has several main graph layout programs. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Graphviz Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

DevIL, Electric Fence, libglade-2.6.4, libLASi, GD Library, glitz, ghostscript-9.14, GTK+-2.24.24 and Qt-4.8.6

Optional (To Build Language Bindings)

SWIG-3.0.2 (SWIG must be installed or no bindings will be built), Guile-2.0.11, OpenJDK-1.7.0.65/IcedTea-2.5.1, Io, Lua-5.2.3, Mono, OCaml, PHP-5.5.15, Python-2.7.8, R, Ruby-2.1.2, Tcl-8.6.1 and Tk-8.6.1

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/graphviz

Installation of Graphviz

Install Graphviz by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite that provides meaningful results.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If desired, create a symbolic link in the system documents directory to the documentation installed in /usr/share/graphviz/doc using the following command as the root user:

ln -v -s /usr/share/graphviz/doc \
         /usr/share/doc/graphviz-2.38.0

Configuring Graphviz

Config Files

/usr/lib/graphviz/config

Configuration Information

There are no specific configuration requirements for Graphviz. You may consider installing the additional plugins and tools available from the download page at http://www.graphviz.org/Download_source.php for additional capabilities. If additional plugins are installed, you can run dot -c (as the root user) to update the config file in /usr/lib/graphviz.

Contents

Installed Programs: acyclic, bcomps, ccomps, circo, cluster, diffimg, dijkstra, dot, dot2gxl, dot_builtins, dotty, edgepaint, fdp, gc, gml2gv, graphml2gv, gv2gml, gv2gxl, gvcolor, gvedit, gvgen, gvmap, gvmap.sh, gvpack, gvpr, gxl2dot, gxl2gv, lefty, lneato, mm2gv, neato, nop, osage, patchwork, prune, sccmap, sfdp, tred, twopi, unflatten, and vimdot
Installed Libraries: libcdt.so, libcgraph.so, libgvc.so, libgvpr.so, libpathplan.so, libxdot.so, and several plugins in /usr/lib/graphviz. There are also several in subdirectories of /usr/lib/{lua,perl5,php,python2.7,tcl8.6}. Unfortunately, some libraries are duplicated.
Installed Directories: /usr/include/graphviz, /usr/lib/graphviz, /usr/lib/tcl8.6/graphviz, /usr/share/doc/graphviz-2.38.0, and /usr/share/graphviz

Short Descriptions

acyclic

is a filter that takes a directed graph as input and outputs a copy of the graph with sufficient edges reversed to make the graph acyclic.

bcomps

decomposes graphs into their biconnected components, printing the components to standard output.

ccomps

decomposes graphs into their connected components, printing the components to standard output.

circo

draws graphs using a circular layout.

cluster

takes as input a graph in DOT format, finds node clusters and augments the graph with this information.

diffimg

(needs GD Library) generates an image where each pixel is the difference between the corresponding pixel in each of the two source images.

dijkstra

reads a stream of graphs and for each computes the distance of every node from sourcenode.

dot

draws directed graphs. It works well on DAGs and other graphs that can be drawn as hierarchies. It reads attributed graph files and writes drawings. By default, the output format dot is the input file with layout coordinates appended.

dot2gxl

converts between graphs represented in GXL and in the DOT language. Unless a conversion type is specified using a flag, gxl2dot will deduce the type of conversion from the suffix of the input file, a .dot suffix causing a conversion from DOT to GXL, and a .gxl suffix causing a conversion from GXL to DOT.

dotty

is a graph editor for the X Window System. It may be run as a standalone editor, or as a front end for applications that use graphs. It can control multiple windows viewing different graphs.

edgepaint

edge coloring to disambiguate crossing edges.

fdp

draws undirected graphs using a “spring” model. It relies on a force-directed approach in the spirit of Fruchterman and Reingold.

gc

is a graph analogue to wc in that it prints to standard output the number of nodes, edges, connected components or clusters contained in the input files. It also prints a total count for all graphs if more than one graph is given.

gml2gv

converts a graph specified in the GML format to a graph in the GV (formerly DOT) format.

gxl2gv

converts between graphs represented in GXL and in the GV language.

gvcolor

is a filter that sets node colors from initial seed values. Colors flow along edges from tail to head, and are averaged (as HSB vectors) at nodes.

gvedit

provides a simple graph editor and viewer. It allows many graphs to be viewed at the same time. The text of each graph is displayed in its own text window.

gvgen

generates a variety of simple, regularly-structured abstract graphs.

gvmap

takes as input a graph in DOT format, finds node clusters and produces a rendering of the graph as a geographic-style map, with clusters highlighted, in xdot format.

gvpack

reads in a stream of graphs, combines the graphs into a single layout, and produces a single graph serving as the union of the input graphs.

gvpr

is a graph stream editor inspired by awk. It copies input graphs to its output, possibly transforming their structure and attributes, creating new graphs, or printing arbitrary information.

gxl2dot

converts between graphs represented in GXL and in the DOT language. Unless a conversion type is specified using a flag, gxl2dot will deduce the type of conversion from the suffix of the input file, a .dot suffix causing a conversion from DOT to GXL, and a .gxl suffix causing a conversion from GXL to DOT.

lefty

is a two-view graphics editor for technical pictures.

lneato

is a graph editor for the X Window System. It may be run as a standalone editor, or as a front end for applications that use graphs. It can control multiple windows viewing different graphs.

mm2gv

converts a sparse matrix of the Matrix Market format to a graph in the GV (formerly DOT) format.

neato

draws undirected graphs using “spring” models. Input files must be formatted in the dot attributed graph language. By default, the output of neato is the input graph with layout coordinates appended.

nop

reads a stream of graphs and prints each in pretty-printed (canonical) format on stdout. If no files are given, it reads from stdin.

osage

draws clustered graphs. As input, it takes any graph in the DOT format.

patchwork

draws clustered graphs using a squarified treemap layout. As input, it takes any graph in the DOT format.

prune

reads directed graphs in the same format used by dot and removes subgraphs rooted at nodes specified on the command line via options.

sccmap

decomposes digraphs into strongly connected components and an auxiliary map of the relationship between components. In this map, each component is collapsed into a node. The resulting graphs are printed to stdout.

sfdp

draws undirected graphs using the “spring” model, but it uses a multi-scale approach to produce layouts of large graphs in a reasonably short time.

tred

computes the transitive reduction of directed graphs, and prints the resulting graphs to standard output. This removes edges implied by transitivity. Nodes and subgraphs are not otherwise affected.

twopi

draws graphs using a radial layout. Basically, one node is chosen as the center and put at the origin. The remaining nodes are placed on a sequence of concentric circles centered about the origin, each a fixed radial distance from the previous circle.

unflatten

is a preprocessor to dot that is used to improve the aspect ratio of graphs having many leaves or disconnected nodes. The usual layout for such a graph is generally very wide or tall.

vimdot

is a simple script which launches the gvim or vim editor along with a GUI window showing the dot output of the edited file.

libcdt.so

manages run-time dictionaries using standard container data types: unordered set/multiset, ordered set/multiset, list, stack, and queue.

libcgraph.so

supports graph programming by maintaining graphs in memory and reading and writing graph files. Graphs are composed of nodes, edges, and nested subgraphs.

libgvc.so

provides a context for applications wishing to manipulate and render graphs. It provides a command line parsing, common rendering code, and a plugin mechanism for renderers.

libpathplan.so

contains functions to find the shortest path between two points in a simple polygon.

libxdot.so

provides support for parsing and deparsing graphical operations specificed by the xdot language.

Last updated on 2014-04-28 21:13:36 +0000