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Directed Graph Plugin

Draw graphs using the GraphViz utility
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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.

This plugin uses Graphviz's applications to create an image of a directed graph. The directed graph is described using a simple text markup called "The dot Language". This markup is written between <dot> and </dot> tags. By default, a png image attachment is created and displayed inline, replacing the <dot> markup. Any other requested formats are saved as attachments.

Visit the Graphviz gallery to see some examples on what can be achieved with this plugin and Graphviz. Full documentation is available at

ALERT! Caution <dot> syntax is not compatible with versions of Foswiki:Extensions.WysiwygPlugin prior to 28 June 2009. It is recommended that you upgrade WysiwygPlugin if you are running an older version. If that is not practical then raw editing is recommended, or use <sticky> tags to protect the dot tags.

Attachment Handling

ALERT! By default, this version of the plugin uses the Foswiki API to manipulate the attached graphs. The first user to view a topic containing a directed graph will be denied access if they do not have update permission. If defaults or dot parameters have changed, viewing the topic may modify attachments, which will require update permission.

The files generated by the <dot> command are cached as attachments to the topic. Any change to the <dot> input will result in the attachments being updated.

By default, each generated file is attached to the topic using the Foswiki attachment API. This results in revision control of the attached files, and updates to the topic for each generated file. If Foswiki is configured to increment a new revision for each update (See and config parameter $Foswiki::cfg{ReplaceIfEditedAgainWithin} = 0 ), then every updated attachment will result in a new topic revision due to the changed metadata.

The alternative to this behavior is to use the expert parameter attachPath - set in bin/configure - to configure the plugin to do direct file I/O and bypass the attach API. Direct file I/O results in a considerable performance improvement. Initial rendering of this topic on a test system resulted in a reduction of time to generate the attachments and initially display from 60 seconds down to approximately 8 seconds.

ALERT! Caution The plugin will also update attached files during Preview. If the edit is subsequently cancelled, the attachments will be regenerated again.

A MD5 hash is calculated for each dot command input and the hash is saved in the Foswiki work_area directory. The hash file is named with the Web name, the Topic name, and the suffix -filehash If the calculated hash matches on subsequent page visits, the attached graphics files are used without rerunning Graphviz. If the hash doesn't match, the attachments are regenerated.

Default behavior is to leave any previously generated attachments even if the <dot> tags are removed from the file. If the configuration setting DELETEATTACHMENTS is enabled, then the plugin will remove any old attachments that are not needed. However if the final <dot> tag is removed, the plugin is not invoked, and the attachments will not be deleted.

ALERT! Caution! If a topic has not previously been processed by this version of the plugin, attachments named using the original "Graph[32 character hex checksum].jpg will all be deleted from the topic when this parameter is enabled! Once the new -filehash file has been created, old style attachments will not be deleted. If you want to go back and clean up the old atachment filenames, you can remove the Web_Topic-filehash file from the workare directory.

If a topic is renamed, the -filehash file in the workarea directory will be renamed as well and regeneration of attachment files will be avoided.

Also note that after changes that modify the order of generated image names, it may be necessary to refresh the browser cache with shift-reload.

Inline Graphics

The plugin will embed the generated image inline into the resulting HTML page. The inline format defaults to PNG. JPG and SVG formats are also supported.
  • A client side image map can be generated and used for active links within JPG and PNG images. SVG graphics support links natively and do not require Image Maps, however a map can be generated for fallback images used by older browsers.
  • JPG and PNG images can be created using antialiased text. See more details below. Antialiased text is not applicable to SVG graphics.
  • SVG images are inserted inline using the <object> tag.
    • Antialias is disabled when SVG images are requested
    • A PNG image will be automatically generated and inserted as a fallback image to support older browsers without SVG support.
    • Links within the SVG file will be altered to include a target="_top" parameter to get consistent link behaviour across browsers.

The GraphViz Engine

DirectedGraphPlugin supports the following engines:

  • dot - makes "hierarchical" or layered drawings of directed graphs. The layout algorithm aims edges in the same direction (top to bottom, or left to right) and then attempts to avoid edge crossings and reduce edge length. This is the default engine.
  • neato and fdp - make "spring model" layouts. neato uses the Kamada-Kawai algorithm, which is equivalent to statistical multi-dimensional scaling. fdp implements the Fruchterman-Reingold heuristic including a multigrid solver that handles larger graphs and clustered undirected graphs.
  • twopi - radial layout, after Graham Wills 97.
  • circo - circular layout, after Six and Tollis 99, Kauffman and Wiese 02. Suitable for certain diagrams of multiple cyclic structures.
The markup is always entered between <dot> tags regardless of the chosen engine.

Syntax Rules

Enclose the description for your directed graph within <dot> ... </dot> tags.

You can use the following parameters in the dot tag to control the rendering of your graph (All parameters are optional):

Parameter: Description: Default:
map="on" Create a client side map for the generated image. This will turn any [URL="..."]; attribute in the graph description into a clickable area (see demonstration below). off
vectorformats="ps svg" The PNG file created from the graph per default is a bitmap file. If you need a vector based file rendering or other bitmap types, add them to this list, separated by a space. (If the Foswiki attach API is used, they will be attached to topic, visible under attachments view). Any format supported by GraphViz is supported by this plugin and is mapped to the -T parameter. Examples include jpg, ps, gif, etc. The type dot will attach the parsed input to the topic. none
engine="neato" Which layout engine to use for the graph: One of dot, neato, twopi, circo or fdp. dot
library="Main.GroupIcons" Which icon library topic to use for custom shapes ([shapefile] parameter). Needs to be explicitly set, also if icons are attached locally to the current graph topic. See demo below. (this topic)
file="file_prefix" Overrides the dynamically generated filenames. If specified, must be unique for each graph within a single topic! Suffix is still generated automatically based upon file type. graph_nn nn increments per graph
hideattachments="on" Set whether or not attachments should be hidden from the attachment table on
Specifies the type of file to be attached inline to the page. Must be png or jpg or svg. png
linkattachments="on" Add links for file types other than the inline type if present on
dothash="on" Controls the hash calculation against the dot command input. If the dot hash is disabled, a previously created .png file will not be recreated unless the attachment is deleted, or the dothash parameter is enabled or removed. This can be used to create a portable topic and attachments that can be moved without regenerating all of the graphs. Used in the HowtoDirectedGraphs topic. on
forceattachapi="off" Force standard Foswiki attachment API processing. Ignores setting of configure attachPath and attachUrlPath parameters. Used if revision control is desired for the attachments. off
Postscript based Antialiasing (optional)
antialias="on" Enable antialiasing of current graph by setting this to on. Note that if Graphviz is installed with the cairo rendering engine, this option should not be needed. When enabled, a postscript image is created, and post-processed with the ImageMagick "convert" utility. off
density="300" Passed to the imagemagick convert utility. Specifies the dots per inch used for image generation. This should be significantly higher than the dpi used by GraphViz 300
size="2000x1600" Passed to the imagemagick convert as the "-geometry" parameter and controls size of rendered image (use size parameter in graph description for controlling the size of the image with antialiasing off). If set to size="auto", the size will be taken from a .png file generated by GraphViz. auto


HowtoDirectedGraphs has a basic howto on creating directed graphs using dot.


Examples have been moved to DirectedGraphExamples,

Plugin Configuration

DirectedGraphPlugin Global Preference Settings

ALERT! Note: This version of the plugin no longer reads setting from this topic. Copy the below settings to your SitePreferences topic and remove the # if changes are required. These settings can be placed in SitePreferences, WebPreferences, User topics, or any individual topic.

Sample settings


Description of the settings

Changes to the settings marked ALERT! will cause changes to the file hash. This will result in the attached graphcs being regenerated on the next view

All settings are prefixed with DIRECTEDGRAPHPLUGIN_ as shown above The prefix is ommited from this table to improve layout

Setting Description dot override Default
ENGINE ALERT! Layout engine to use per default. Can be one of dot, neato, twopi, circo or fdp engine="dot" dot
ANTIALIAS ALERT! Antialias option. If set to on the plugin will use the convert binary from the imagemagick package to pretty print graphs. This option should not be used with clientside maps as pixel dimensions are usually altered in this process and therefore the "hot spot" locations will not match the generated image. With antialiasing off, rendering size is controlled by dot (can be effected by an eventual size parameter in the digraph description), with antialiasing on you set the final image size in pixels explicitly with the size parameter. (If you must use an image map with this option, take care manually that the two generated pixel sizes match). antialias="off" off
DENSITY ALERT! Default density (dpi) for antialias option. 300 dpi should be sufficient for most purposes (if your graphs look blurred at large image sizes try using a higher value). density="300" 300
HIDEATTACHMENTS ALERT! Set whether or not attached files should be automatically hidden in the attachments table. (n/a for direct file I/O) hideattachments="on" on
INLINEATTACHMENT ALERT! Set the format for inline attachment files. png, jpg or svg inline="png" png
SVGFALLBACK Set a fallback image type for older browsers when SVG inline is set. Set to png or jpg svgfallback="png" png
SVGLINKTARGET Modify the generated SVG with a target="_top" attribute. This makes link behaviour compatible between IE and Firefox svglinktarget="on" on
LINKATTACHMENTS Include links for other attachment types if specified. Generates links in the format of [ps], [pdf] following the inline image. linkattachments="on" on
DELETEATTACHMENTS If enabled, the plugin will delete any remaining attachments when a <dot> is removed or modified. [n/a] off
LEGACYCLEANUP If enabled, the plugin will attempt to convert older TWiki style attachments and hash entries into the new Foswiki format. Only enable if migrating topics and the working directory from a TWiki installation. [n/a] off
FORCEATTACHAPI If enabled, the plugin will ignore the "configure" settings of attachPath and attachUrlPath. Forcing use of the attachment API can be used to create topics that are portable across Foswiki installations. (for example, the HowtoDirectedGraphs topic) It can be also used to get standard attachment revision history handling on the generated attachments. [This parameter is ignored and the Foswiki attachment API always used if the configure settings attachPath and attachUrlPath are not supplied. forceattachapi="off" off
SIZE ALERT! Default image size (pixels, widthxheight) for antialias option (keeps aspect ratio; enlarges until max of one of the dimensions is reached). size="800x600" 800x600
VECTORFORMATS ALERT! Additional output formats to create per default. Displayed version defaults to PNG, others are attached. Options are ps and svg (space separated). Any output format supported by GraphViz can be specified. The ps format is useful to have handy if you are later converting your document to LaTeX or other typesetting / publication utility. The svg format has inline clickable map if used. vectorformats="png,jpg" none
LIBRARY ALERT! Default topic to read library icons (shapefiles) from library="Web.Topic" (this topic)
DEBUG Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt) [n/a] 0

Foswiki bin/configure settings

All settings start with $Foswiki::cfg{Plugins}{DirectedGraphPlugin}, and on many systems, these are optional.

Standard Settings

{{Enabled} Set to 1 to enable the plugin
{enginePath} Path to the GraphViz executable. On many systems this is not required if the GraphViz executables are on the default path
{magickPath} Path to the ImageMagick convert utility. Again optional if the imagemagick utilities ( convert ) can be found on the default path
{toolsPath} Path to the Foswiki tools directory. The helper script is found in this directory. Typically found in the web server root along with bin, data, pub, etc. If not provided the plugin will guess based upon the current working directory
{perlCmd} Perl command used on this system. On many systems this can just be the "perl" command, and the default will be acceptable if perl is found on the default path.

Expert settings

{Module} Required. Set to 'Foswiki::Plugins::DirectedGraphPlugin' Do not change
{generateRevAttachments} Flag specifying if the plugin should generate graphs when viewing previous topic revisions. If the plugin generates attachments when viewing old revisions, this can result in out of date attachments, and significant overhead regenerating the attachments. Enable this flag to restore previous behavior of the plugin Note that by default, old revisions of attachments can be viewed using the attach dialog.
{generateDiffAttachments} Flag specifying if the plugin should generate graphs when comparing two topic revisions. If the plugin generates attachments during compare operations, this can result in out of date attachments, and significant overhead regenerating the attachments. Enable this setting to restore the prior behavior of the plugin.
{attachPath} Path for plugin to store generated attachments. (Optional). If not provided, plugin will manage attachments using the standard Foswiki attachment functions. If not provided, first visit to DirectedGraphPlugin will require admin / sudo login so that the plugin can save the example attachments. If set to the full path to the pub directory, generated attachments will be stored along with regular attachments but will be invisible to Foswiki topics. This directory must be web readable. If not set to the "General Path Settings" {PubDir} path web server changes will be required to enable access.
{attachUrlPath} URL Path for generated attachments (Optional). Only required if attachPath is provided, and is not the same as the "General Path settings" {PubDir} path. If not provided, plugin will use the value of "General Path Settings" {PubUrlPath} for linking to attachments. If the attachPath is not provided, then this parameter will be ignored.

Plugin Installation Instructions

Before you upgrade!

  • This version of the plugin changes the default for the size parameter to size="auto". Image size for antialiasing will be detected from the GraphViz output.
  • This version also now uses the ImageMagick identify utility to extract the image size
  • Significant changes in the previous release:
    • The plugin will not longer generate graphs when it detects that a topic revision is being viewed, or a topic comparison is being performed. See the expert configuration parameters to restore the prior behavior.
    • Support for inline SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics - has been added.

Special instructions when migrating between architctures

ALERT! Caution Prior releases of this extension wrote the file hash information in a non-portable format. This version of the plugin writes hash in a portable format, but existing hash files will all be unreadble when the data is moved to the new platform.

When migrating to across architectures (for example from Intel ia32 to x64) special steps are needed to ensure that the file hash information (and cached graphs) are not all invalidated. Note that the new portable format is fully backwards compatbile with both the old and new versions of the plugin.

  • BEFORE Migrating
    1. Install this new version of the extension to ensure that no hashes are written in the old non-portable format.
    2. Change to the working directory containing the filehash files (Typically foswiki/working/work_areas/DirectedGraphPlugin).
    3. run tools/ from this directory. This will rewrite all hash files in the new portable format.
    • This tool may be run multiple times. Files in the portable format are fully backwards compatible with older versions of this extension.
  • Complete the Foswiki migration
    1. Be sure to copy the foswiki/working/work_areas/DirectedGraphPlugin directory to the new system.


  1. follow instructions for your distribution. Install GraphViz, Imagemagick, ghostscript. If available, install the msttcorefonts. Also install perl modules Digest::MD5, Storable, File::Copy, File::Path, File::Spec, and File::Temp using CPAN whatever is appropriate for your distribution.
  2. Use the "Extensions" tab in bin/configure Click the "Find More Extensions" button, locate the DirectedGraphPlugin and click the "Install" button.
    • Alternative - manually install the plugin from the shell:
      1. Retrieve installer and the .tgz or .zip file, attached to
      2. Put the installer and archive into your foswiki root directory
      3. Run the installer and follow the prompts perl
  3. Using the Foswiki configure interface, set the paths to the graphviz dot and ImageMagick convert commands, along with perl, and the Foswiki tools directory. (If perl and the default tools are found on the default system path, configuration is not required)
  4. Enable the plugin in the configuration settings.
  5. Optionally set the attachPath and attachUrlPath Expert settings. (Click the button to expose expert settings) These can be set to match the Foswiki pubUrlPath and pubDir settings, or set to a web-readable directory outside of Foswiki. This improves performance but loses revision tracking of generated files.

Debian users

  1. Install the prerequisites and plugin using apt-get
    • apt-get install graphviz
    • apt-get install imagemagick
    • apt-get install msttcorefonts
    • apt-get install ghostscript-gpl
    • apt-get install foswiki-directedgraphplugin
  2. Proceed with step 3 above


  • If not set, the standard Foswiki "attach" API will be used by the plugin. View users will require "update" permission if the plugin needs to regenerate the attached files.
  • If the attachPath is set, standard Foswiki attachment handling will be bypassed and files will be written directly to this path. Attachments will not be subject to revision controls.
  • If the attachPath is not the Foswiki pub directory, then the attachUrlPath must be configured for the plugin to generate correct URLs. The web server must be configured to permit access to this directory.
  • ALERT! The plugin does not attempt to manage attachments across changes between direct file I/O and the Foswiki API. Attachments can be orphaned when these parameters are changed.

Verify your installation

  • Ensure that the dot command can manually generate a png file. From a command prompt, enter dot -v Then ^c and examine the output. You should see png as a listed device, and can confirm that textlayout uses cairo.
  • If using the antialias option, ensure that ImageMagic convert command can convert from a .ps to .png format.

Errors returned by the plugin:

Error Description
DirectedGraph Error (1): on all examples. Verify the value of perlCmd in lib/LocalSite.cfg
DirectedGraph Error (2): on all examples Verify the value of toolsPath in lib/LocalSite.cfg
DirectedGraph Error (9):
The system cannot find the path specified.
on all examples
Verify the value of enginePath in lib/LocalSite.cfg
DirectedGraph Error (25): Verify the enginePath in lib/LocalSite.cfg - dot utility was not found
DirectedGraph Error (9):
DirectedGraphPlugin error:Format: "png" not recognized.
Format might be any of png, ps, or cmapx
GraphViz was not configured or built correctly. Try running dot -c -vV to reconfigure and show the file formats supported by the installation
DirectedGraph Error (1): on the antialias examples Verify the magickPath in lib/LocalSite.cfg
DirectedGraph Error (20): on the antialias examples Verify the magickPath in lib/LocalSite.cfg - convert utility was not found
DirectedGraph Error (1): on the antialias examples Verify that GhostScript is installed correctly. From a command prompt attempt to convert a .ps file to .gif format. If ImageMagick reports "Postscript delegate failed:" error, then the problem is probably with GhostScript


Package: Description:
Graphviz dot Preprocessor for drawing directed graphs
cairo cairo graphics processor for native GraphViz antialiasing (optional)
graphviz-cairo plugin cairo rendering plugin for Graphviz (optional - not needed in latest versions of GraphViz)  
ImageMagick Postprocessor for antialiasing rendered graphs (optional)
GhostScript Postprocessor required by ImageMagick for antialiasing to convert from .ps back to .png
Digest::MD5, Storable, File::Copy, File::Path, File::Spec, File::Temp Perl modules  
Web fonts Fonts required for dot's png creations on non-Windows servers.

The webfonts package installs the Microsoft andalemo, arial, comic, courier, georgia, impact, times, trebuc, veranda and webdings Truetype fonts on non-Windows systems. To install the web fonts, download this rpm and run the command rpm --install webfonts-1.0-5.noarch.rpm See for more information on the webfonts.

Notes on antialiasing

There are three ways to accomplish antialiased output.
  • Postscript based antialiasing, enabled by the antialias="on" parameter
  • Native antialiasing performed by GraphViz when the cairo rendering engine is installed.
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) output are antialiased by the browser, so no special processing is required._

The plugin performs no special processing for the last two cases.

If antialias="on" is specified, the following method used:
  1. GraphViz generates the graph output in both postscript format (.ps) and in the inline format (.jpg or .png)
    • GraphViz uses the graph size parameter to set the image size in inches, and dpi to set expected displayed dots per inch (default 96)
      • TIP Don't confuse the graph parameters with the plugin parameters
      • Example: digraph G { size="2,3!"; dpi="96";
  2. The plugin uses it's size and density parameters to control the conversion from postscript to the inline format
    • Example: <dot size="500x300" density="300">
    • If size="auto" is set, the ImageMagick utility identify is used to extract the geometry of the inline format image.
  3. Finally, the ImageMagick convert utility converts the postscript (.ps) file to the inline format. The density parameter is set higher than the dpi used by GraphViz. This causes the image to be internally rendered at a larger size, that is then reduced back to the original dimensions set by the size parameter. When the image is reduced, the fonts are antialiased.
    • (ImageMagick convert uses GhostScript internally to from postscript)

Antialiasing is not applicable with inline svg graphics, but will be applied to the fallback image generated for older browsers.

As documented on the graphviz FAQ on the "Linux bleeding edge", install the cairo graphics backend library, along with the graphviz-cairo plugin. (It appears that the current graphviz includes cairo support without the plugin.)

You can determine what rendering engine is used for any specified file type by running the dot command from the command shell. If the rendering is done with cairo, you already have antialiased output and should not need to use the antialias="on" parameter.

dot -v -Tpng -V 
Activated plugin library: 
Using textlayout: textlayout:cairo 
Activated plugin library: 
Using layout: dot:dot_layout 
Using render: cairo:cairo 
Using device: png:cairo:cairo dot
 - Graphviz version 2.16.1 (Sat Dec 22 18:29:59 UTC 2007) 

Details on how to install cairo, graphviz and imagemagick are beyond the scope of this document.

Plugin Info

Change History:
19 Jul 2015 (1.14): Foswikitask:Item13406 - Support UNICODE topics. Also fix bug in svg example.
Foswikitask:Item12981 - Don't disable plugin during init, just disable rendering for revisions & compare.
Foswikitask:Item13235 - Make sure cleanup happens even if dot tags use mixed case.
Also adjust Config.spec for Foswiki 2.0.
20 Dec 2013 (1.13): Foswikitask:Item11164 - Refer to System web name by configuration parameter, support renamed system webs.
Foswikitask:Item11401 - Tainting issues on systems running with locales enabled.
Foswikitask:Item11470 - linkattachments parmeter not working.
Foswikitask:Item11673 - Restructure examples to avoid writing to System web.
Foswikitask:Item12697 - Filehash files are not portable between 32 / 64 bit platforms.
06 Dec 2010 (1.12): Foswikitask:Item8239 - Intermittent issues when using under FastCGI -- Foswiki:Main.AndrewJones
30 Oct 2010 (1.11): Foswikitask:Item9875 - Change permissions management so that other plugins may also create directories
15 Oct 2010 (1.10): Foswikitask:Item9832 - Restore compatibility with Foswiki 1.0.x
14 Jul 2010 (1.9): Foswikitask:Item9163 - Taint errors, Foswikitask:9319 - Files written with incorrect permissions
28 Mar 2010 (1.8): Foswikitask:Item8710 - Add support for Graphviz 2.26
Foswikitask:Item8711 - Add support for mod_perl2
8 Mar 2010 (1.7): Foswikitask:Item8604 - Resolve some taint issues. Release as 1.7
12 Feb 2010: Foswikitask:Item8495 - Insert image size in &lt/img> and <object tags
31 Jan 2010: Foswikitask:Item8415 - Clean up global variables, Foswikitask:Item8442: Documentation updates,
Foswikitask:Item8443: Automate the size= parameter for antialiasing
8 Nov 2009: Foswikitask:Item8314 - Bypass plungin processing for diff operations and viewing of topic revisions.
8 Nov 2009: Foswikitask:Item8234, Foswikitask:Item8239, Foswikitask:Item8241,
Foswikitask:Item8314 - Add support for inline SVG objects. Fix issues with recursive rendering, CGI acceleration, diff and rev handling
8 Nov 2009: Foswikitask:Item8233 - Fix imagemaps when attachpath is used
8 Nov 2009: Foswikitask:Item1202 - Add DEPENDENCIES on htmldoc and other external applications.
28 Jun 2009: Foswikitask:Item1778 - Notify WysiwygPlugin about <dot> markup so that it is protected in WYSIWYG editors -- Foswiki:Main.MichaelTempest
5 Apr 2009: Foswikitask:Item8102 - Improve defaults, configure settings now optional --Foswiki:Main.GeorgeClar
25 Mar 2009: Foswikitask:Item1201, Foswikitask:Item1360 - Configure script fails on perl 5.10.
Foswikitask:Item8086 - Direct File I/O failis. -- Foswiki:Main.GeorgeClark
8 Jan 2009: Foswikitask:Item8035: Uninitialized variables reported in server Error log.-- Foswiki:Main.GeorgeClark
14 Dec 2008: Foswikitask:Item8031: Port to Foswiki -- Foswiki:Main.GeorgeClark
11 Oct 2008: TWikibug:Item6058: Incompatibilities with Windows, improved some error messages. --TWiki:Main.GeorgeClark
31 Aug 2008: TWikibug:Item5954: DirectedGraphPlugin should permit direct file I/O --TWiki:Main.GeorgeClark
26 Jul 2008: TWikibug:Item5332 - Attachment handing needs improvements. Remove old attachments, Add support for inline .jpg files, Use single workarea file per topic.
TWikibug:Item5349 - DirectedGraphPlugin uses too many global variables -- TWiki:Main.GeorgeClark
10 Apr 2008: TWikibug:Item5508 - Wiki Words in graph label text results in corrupted image maps.
03 Mar 2008: TWikibug:Item5403 - Cannot create graphs in subwebs -- TWiki:Main.GeorgeClark
17 Jan 2008: TWikibug:Item5264 - Leaving 0 byte temporary files behind. Also added "hideattachments" option.
TWikibug:Item5259 - Strip whitespace from default settings.-- TWiki:Main.GeorgeClark
13 Jan 2008: TWikibug:Item5212 Added named graphs, store hash tables in _work_area, Added dothash parameter, Moved all program paths to the configure interface. Manual edits are no longer required. All file manipulation now done using TWiki::Func. Use TWiki defined temporary directory.
TWikibug:Item5231 - Correct sandbox issue on TWiki 4.2 -- TWiki:Main.GeorgeClark
02 Mar 2007: Updated link generation (img src) to be compatible with I18N webs and topics -- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen
27 Jul 2006: Error messages from graphviz binary now reported to topic. Check for succesful graphviz binary execution corrected (patch by TWiki:Main.JChristophFuchs). -- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen
12 Jun 2006: Optional antialias parameter added (using ImageMagick). Support for custom icons (shapefiles) added. Support for five layout engines added. Support for attaching vectorbased renderings added. -- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen
16 Apr 2006: Minor fix for areamap (Firefox compatibility) -- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen
12 Apr 2006: Incorporated Sandbox security mechanism -- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen
24 Oct 2005: Incorporated areamap patch (TWiki:Main.MagnusLewisSmith) -- TWiki:Main.JoanTouzet
13 Apr 2005: Added clientside maps functionality; correctly finds pub directory
25 Mar 2005: Cleaner code
01 Jul 2004: Initial version
Digest::MD5>=0Required for calculating file hash values
File::Temp>=0Required if Foswiki configure is missing tempfile setting
Storable>=0Required for saving attachment hash values and parameters
msttcorefontsOptional - truetype font support.
imagemagickOptional - may be required for antialias support
ghostscriptOptional - may be required for antialias support

Related Topics: HowtoDirectedGraphs

PackageForm edit

Author TWiki:Main.ColeBeck, Foswiki:Main.GeorgeClark
Version 1.14
Release 1.14
Copyright Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Cole Beck,
Copyright (C) 2006-2008 TWiki Contributors
Copyright (C) 2009-2015 George Clark and other Foswiki Contributors
License GPL (GNU General Public License)
ExtensionClassification Interface and Visualisation
ExtensionType PluginPackage
Compatibility 2.0.0, 1.1.9, 1.1.8, 1.1.7, 1.1.6, 1.1.5, 1.1.4, 1.1.3, 1.1.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.0, 1.0.10, 1.0.9, 1.0.8, 1.0.7, 1.0.6, 1.0.5, 1.0.4, 1.0.3, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0.0
ImageUrl graphsample2_antialiased.png
DemoUrl http://
SupportUrl DirectedGraphPlugin
ModificationPolicy PleaseFeelFreeToModify
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