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Graphviz is cross platform open source graph visualization software.

Graph Visualization
Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. Automatic graph drawing has many important applications in software engineering, database and web design, networking, and in visual interfaces for many other domains.

Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs. See the gallery for some sample layouts. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.

The Mac OS X edition of Graphviz, by Glen Low, won two 2004 Apple Design Awards.

The Graphviz layout programs take descriptions of graphs in a simple text language, and make diagrams in several useful formats such as images and SVG for web pages, Postscript for inclusion in PDF or other documents; or display in an interactive graph browser. (Graphviz also supports GXL, an XML dialect.)

Graphviz has many useful features for concrete diagrams, such as options for colors, fonts, tabular node layouts, line styles, hyperlinks, and custom shapes.

In practice, graphs are usually generated from an external data sources, but they can also be created and edited manually, either as raw text files or within a graphical editor. (Graphviz was not intended to be a Visio replacement, so it is probably frustrating to try to use it that way.)

Graphviz - Graph Visualization Software
graphviz is Open Source, CPL licensed software. It may be redistributed, without cost, and in other software distributions, as long as the license terms are met.

Executable Packages from AT&T

Stable and development rpms for Redhat Enterprise, or Centos systems
Stable and development rpms for Fedora systems
Stable and development debs for Ubuntu systems

Stable and development pkgs for Solaris systems

Stable and development Windows Install packages

Stable and development Mac OS Install packages
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