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Visualize your relationships

Project Description

Rhizom is a web application that can display efficiently a network of relationships.

It is based on Flask, and the graph is displayed using D3.js.

Authentication is handled by Mozilla Persona.

Rhizom is licensed under the Affero GPL v3 or any later version.


If you are unfamiliar with the way Flask applications are usually deployed, check out the official documentation on Flask’s website.

Rhizom provides some configuration examples to help you get started with common deployment cases, check out the deploy subdirectory.


This is how you can quickly check out Rhizom. Those steps are not fit for a proper production deployment.

Install Rhizom’s dependencies. Do do that you can either use your distribution’s package manager or create a Python VirtualEnv with the following commands:

$ virtualenv venv
$ source ./venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Create a configuration file called with the following content:

import os
basedir = os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__))
DEBUG = True
SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI = 'sqlite:///' + os.path.join(basedir, 'rhizom.db')
SECRET_KEY = 'JustHavingALook,ThankYou'
ADMINS = ("")

Now initialize the database with the follwing command:

$ RHIZOM_SETTINGS=`pwd`/ python rhizom/ initdb

Finally, start Rhizom with the following command:

$ RHIZOM_SETTINGS=`pwd`/ python rhizom/ runserver

The console should show you the URL to visit, usually You can now login (using the Persona button) and start creating graphs.

I hope you’ll like it. Feedback is very welcome!

Contributing to the project

If you like Rhizom and want to help the project, you can do so in the following manner (in no particular order):

  • installing and testing: see Quickstart above, report bugs on the Gitlab project page.
  • fixing bugs and adding features: checkout the code and use merge requests.
  • documentation: if things seem unclear or could be explained better, please do so.
  • design: if you think the UI could be made more intuitive, I’m very open to suggestions.
  • translations: Rhizom is currently translated into English, French, and Catalan. If you want to add a new translation or join a translation team, please contact us.
  • spreading the word: if you like Rhizom, tell your friends! :-)

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