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Re: drawing of network: in search of a tool

On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 16:27 +0100, Dirk Van Hertem wrote:
> Hello,
> I don't know if the question is appropriate for this list, but here goes:
> For visualization purposes, I want to draw a power system with the power 
> flows on the figure.
> Therefore i need to draw the following:
> * nodes on specific coordinates
> * make connections between them according to the connections in my network
> * put a number and arrow next to the connections indicating the power flow
> * put a number next to every node (for voltages)
> * preferably a vector format output for
> All the input data is available in matlab, csv or txt format.
> The visualisation should be possible for large networks, without 
> cluttering of information, and it should be ideal as this could be done 
> using some script in post-processing. It would be nice if it was very 
> straightforward :-). If the result is a figure, that is ok (no need for 
> interactivity with the outcome).

something that i use is hypergraph [1]. but it looks off base as far as
meeting your requirements. nevertheless, it is a great tool. it is
extremely useful for "large" networks.

[1] http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/

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