Write DotfileΒΆ

Write a dot file from a networkx graph for further processing with graphviz.

You need to have either pygraphviz or pydot for this example.

See https://networkx.github.io/documentation/latest/reference/drawing.html for more info.

# Author: Aric Hagberg (hagberg@lanl.gov)

#    Copyright (C) 2004-2017 by
#    Aric Hagberg <hagberg@lanl.gov>
#    Dan Schult <dschult@colgate.edu>
#    Pieter Swart <swart@lanl.gov>
#    All rights reserved.
#    BSD license.

import networkx as nx

# and the following code block is not needed
# but we want to see which module is used and
# if and why it fails
    import pygraphviz
    from networkx.drawing.nx_agraph import write_dot
    print("using package pygraphviz")
except ImportError:
        import pydot
        from networkx.drawing.nx_pydot import write_dot
        print("using package pydot")
    except ImportError:
        print("Both pygraphviz and pydot were not found ")
        print("see  https://networkx.github.io/documentation/latest/reference/drawing.html")

G = nx.grid_2d_graph(5, 5)  # 5x5 grid
write_dot(G, "grid.dot")
print("Now run: neato -Tps grid.dot >grid.ps")

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.000 seconds)

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