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Re: Handling data flow diagrams and system flow charts



Graphviz is what I've used when in this situation. In fact, it is one of the
easiest ways to generate diagrams I've ever used. Essentially, you use the
graphiz 'grammar' to specify the nodes and arcs of your diagram and leave it to
graphiz to do the layout. In most cases, it does a very good job. You can
specify different node shapes and different styles of arc such as directed,
bi-directional etc. There is a mode for emacs, though I never really used
it. There are also a number of different latex packages to incorporate graphviz
into latex docs, though I usually just generate an image and use one of the
latex packages for putting an image into a document rather than gemnerate
actual TeX to insert into your document.

Tim


Daniel Dalton writes:
 > On Fri, Feb 08, 2013 at 09:37:16AM -0600, Alex Midence wrote:
 > > I've heard that some people use Gnu Plot for this sort of thing.  You might
 > 
 > I'll certainly investigate it. 
 > With gnuplot you can get text output ascii so it is very accessible to
 > review the diagram with a Braille display. 
 > 
 > However, I think gnuplot is more for plotting points and sketching
 > functions on a graph, Which probably won't work for my project
 > management diagrams. 
 > 
 > > also look into graphviz.  From what I can make out, Graphviz does for
 > > graphics and diagrams what LaTEx does for text & formatting.
 > 
 > That's a good one! I'll check it out. 
 > 
 > Thanks, 
 > Dan
 > 
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