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
.htmlfile: a [d3] visualization that can be opened in a web browser
.svgfile: a “Sugiyama style” tree that can be opened in a web browser
.dotfile: the [dot] file used to generate the
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.
.yamlfile depends on every name to be unique, so you may need names like
John Smith (2)and
John Smith (1).