Extension "GraphViz"

From semantic-mediawiki.org
Allows embedding Graphviz markup and generates inline images
Further Information
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Maintainer(s): Keith Welter, Victor Fariña, Thomas Hummel, Arno Venner
First released: October 2004
Release status: stable
Development status: active
Area of usage: Displaying data
Associated with:SMW = Semantic MediaWiki, SB = Extension:Semantic Bundle, SMW+ = Semantic MediaWiki Plus, MW = MediaWiki MW
Repository: Git [?]:
Wikidata-ID: not yet provided
Table of Contents

The GraphViz extension is a MediaWiki extension. When used with the Semantic Result Formats extension, it lets you create and display graphs as inline images on wiki pages, using the open-source Graphviz and Mscgen applications:

  • Graphviz is a program that allows the creation of numerous types of graphs, using the DOT language.
  • Mscgen is a small program that parses Message Sequence Chart descriptions. Unlike Graphviz, this program does no clever layout operations or spline routing, as this is not needed.

Additionally, this extension supports multiple graphs on one page, wiki-links in graphs, and automatic pruning of old images.

Result formats that require GraphViz[edit]

PageFormatDescriptionAdded inCategoriesAuthors
Graph formatgraphDisplays the relation between pages1.4.2graphFrank Dengler
Jeroen De Dauw
Process formatprocessDisplays process graphs1.4.2graphFrank Dengler
Hans-Jörg Happel

This documentation page applies to all SMW versions from 1.2.0 to the most current version.