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Simple Python interface for Graphviz

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This package facilitates the creation of graph descriptions in the DOT language of the Graphviz graph drawing software from Python. Create a graph object, assemble the graph by adding nodes and edges, and retrieve its DOT source code string. Save the source code to a file and compile it with the Graphviz installation of your system.


$ pip install graphviz

To compile the generated DOT source code, you also need to install Graphviz (download page). Make sure that the dot executable is on your systems’ path.


Create a graph object:

>>> from graphviz import Digraph

>>> dot = Digraph('The Round Table')

>>> dot  #doctest: +ELLIPSIS
< object at 0x...>

Add nodes and edges:

>>> dot.node('A', 'Kind Arthur')
>>> dot.node('B', 'Sir Bedevere the Wise')
>>> dot.node('L', 'Sir Lancelot the Brave')

>>> dot.edges(['AB', 'AL'])
>>> dot.edge('B', 'L', constraint='false')

Check results:

>>> print dot.source  # doctest: +NORMALIZE_WHITESPACE
// 'The Round Table'
digraph {
    A [label="Kind Arthur"]
    B [label="Sir Bedevere the Wise"]
    L [label="Sir Lancelot the Brave"]
            A -> B
            A -> L
            B -> L [constraint=false]

Save the source code, optionally compile and view result:

>>>'round-table.gv', compile=True, view=True)


This package is distributed under the MIT license.

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