networkx.drawing.nx_pydot.graphviz_layout

graphviz_layout(G, prog='neato', root=None)[source]

Create node positions using Pydot and Graphviz.

Returns a dictionary of positions keyed by node.

Parameters:
  • G (NetworkX Graph) – The graph for which the layout is computed.
  • prog (string (default: ‘neato’)) – The name of the GraphViz program to use for layout. Options depend on GraphViz version but may include: ‘dot’, ‘twopi’, ‘fdp’, ‘sfdp’, ‘circo’
  • root (Node from G or None (default: None)) – The node of G from which to start some layout algorithms.
Returns:

Return type:

Dictionary of (x, y) positions keyed by node.

Examples

>>> G = nx.complete_graph(4)
>>> pos = nx.nx_pydot.graphviz_layout(G)
>>> pos = nx.nx_pydot.graphviz_layout(G, prog='dot')

Notes

This is a wrapper for pydot_layout.