This program creates family tree graphs from a simple text files
This program creates family tree graphs from simple text files.
The input file format is very simple, you describe persons of your family line
by line, children just have to follow parents in the file. Persons can be
repeated as long as they keep the same name or id. An example is given in the
Note: This branch version is optimized for chinese. If other language for input text file is used, command option gender (-g) has to be used to specify words of male and female, since their default values are set as "男" and "女" instead of origin "M" and "F".
Simply clone the repo or install package familytree by pip as shown below:
pip install familytree
This script outputs a graph descriptor in DOT format. To make the image containing the graph, you will need a graph drawer such as [GraphViz] 1.
usage: familytreemaker.py [-h] [-a ANCESTOR] [-g GENDER] [-v INFOLEVEL] [-o OUTFILE] INPUTFILE Generates a family tree graph from a simple text file positional arguments: INPUTFILE the formatted text file representing the family optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -a ANCESTOR make the family tree from an ancestor (if omitted, the program will try to find an ancestor) -g GENDER customized gender string, for example: "男,女" or "M,F" -v INFOLEVEL Information level (0/1/2) to output. (0 - only name and surfname will be output; 1 - time of birthday and deathday will be invisable; 2 - all information will be output) -o OUTFILE file name for output
The sample family descriptor
LouisXIVfamily.txt is here to show you the
usage. Simply run:
python familytreemaker.py -a "王灿文" -v2 -o LouisXIVfamily.dot LouisXIVfamily.txt && \ dot -Tsvg -o LouisXIVfamily.svg LouisXIVfamily.dot
If package familytree has been installed by pip, commands below can be performed to populate:
python -m familytree.familytreemaker -a "王灿文" -v2 -o LouisXIVfamily.dot LouisXIVfamily.txt && \ dot -Tsvg -o LouisXIVfamily.svg LouisXIVfamily.dot
It will generate the tree from the infos in
LouisXIVfamily.txt, starting from
王灿文 and saving the image in
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