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Python interface to Graphviz's Dot language

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PyDotPlus is an improved version of the old pydot project that provides a Python Interface to Graphviz’s Dot language.

Differences with pydot:

  • Compatible with PyParsing 2.0+.
  • Python 2.7 - Python 3 compatible.
  • Well documented.
  • CI Tested.


pip install pydotplus


Run code QA:

pip install tox


User guide and API Reference can be found in:

To build it from source execute:

pip install sphinx sphinx_rtd_theme
cd doc/
make html


  • pyparsing: pydot requires the pyparsing module in order to be able to load DOT files.
  • GraphViz: is needed in order to render the graphs into any of the plethora of output formats supported.


This code is distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

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