springgraph - renders a graph from a .dot file
springgraph [OPTIONS] < input-file.dot > output-file.png
Springgraph will read in a .dot file description of a graph, which, for each
node, specifies its name and which other nodes it is connected to, and then
renders a graph. The output is a PNG file. Each node is drawn as an ellipse,
and each connection is drawn as an arrow. The node placement is a result of
all of the nodes moving away from each other, while all nodes which are
connected move toward each other. This movement is repeated until it
Springgraph was written as an alternative to neato, which is part
of graphviz. It attempts to read the same .dot files used by graphviz, but
currently only supports a limited number of node attributes (label and
fillcolor) and can only handle two nodes per edge definition ("node1
-> node2", not "node1 -> node2 -> node3").
springgraph accepts the following options:
- Create a file that can be rendered with POV-Ray
- create a VRML file
- this option specifies the scale. All of the node locations are multiplied
by this. Increase the scale to eliminate node overlaps. Decrease the scale
to make the graph smaller.
- make the background of the resulting image transparent.
- set background color of image, specify it in the form RRGGBB, in hex
digits, e.g. FFFFFF is white, 000000 is black, FF0000 is red, ...
- set the line color, same format as the background color
- display usage synopsis
"rene" -> "myon";
"mvo" -> "rene";
This manual page was written by Kevin M. Rosenberg <email@example.com>, for
the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).