Store family trees in plain text and visualize them in your browser
pedigree takes a [yaml] file like that in examples/example.yaml ([source]) and outputs a few messy visualizations that do not favor patriliny over matriliny. See examples/ for example output.
![Screenshot 1](media/screenshot1.png) ![Screenshot 2](media/screenshot2.png)
If you’re in a hurry to play,
pedigree -y examples/example.yaml
- .html file: a [d3] visualization that can be opened in a web browser
- .svg file: a “Sugiyama style” tree that can be opened in a web browser
- .dot file: the [dot] file used to generate the .svg file
You must first install [graphviz][dot] via
sudo apt-get install [graphviz][dot]
pip install pedigree
pedigree –help will tell you your options.
- Don’t put all your genealogical data in one text file that you manipulate via a python script written by some idiot on the internet. At least make copies of the one text file.
- This can only recognize the relations x is the mother of y, x is the father of y, and x is the spouse of y. It has no concept of siblings or partial siblings.
- The .yaml file depends on every name to be unique, so you may need names like John Smith (2) and John Smith (1).