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       springgraph - renders a graph from a .dot file


       springgraph [OPTIONS] < > 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 stabilizes.

       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:

       -p              Create a file that can be rendered with POV-Ray

       -v              create a VRML file

       -s              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.

       -t              make the background of the resulting image transparent.

       -b              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, ...

       -l              set the line color, same format as the background color

       -h              display usage synopsis


        digraph {
         "rene" -> "myon";
         "mvo" -> "rene";


       neato(1)               sig2dot(1)      


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Kevin  M. Rosenberg <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                        September 5, 2005                          SPRINGGRAPH(1)