Port for drawing directed graphs?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Sep 15 14:37:02 UTC 2008

On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:31:57 -0400, John Almberg <jalmberg at identry.com> wrote:
> I am working on some software that must, as it's final output,  
> produce a printout of a directed graph... nodes, connected by  
> directed links.
> The printout could be generated by a postscript file, jpg, whatever.
> Does anyone know of a utility (in ports?) that can take a data set  
> (for example, a two dimensional array that defines the nodes and the  
> links between them), and produce a printable graph?
> Any help much appreciated.

I think it's possible to use LaTeX for this, as long as you're
willing to provide the document basis, put an \include for the
drawing contents and then have a small processing script that
generates this file. There is some LaTeX document class that
supports graphs, I think. The output would be PS or PDF.

For manual work, xfig can be used, but I'm not sure if it can
be "remote controlled" by a data file.

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