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Graphs & diagrams

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BooGi gives you powerful diagramming capabilities, allowing you to treat your graphs / diagrams as a code. To give such possibility, BooGi offers two diagramming "languages": Mermaid and Graphviz. Both process Mermaid process markdown code blocks to generate graphs during page build time.

Mermaid diagrams

Mermaid can be used to create UML and non-UML diagrams, such as:

Mermaid offers a way to create even complex diagrams. To create a diagram, define code block with language mermaid and use Mermaid syntax.

To learn Mermaid syntax visit this guide (go to Diagrams section to find syntax you're looking for).

Mermaid diagrams can be additionally configured in BooGi page config, as described in features reference.


graph TD
A[Christmas] -->|Get money| B(Go shopping)
B --> C{Let me think}
C -->|One| D[Laptop]
C -->|Two| E[iPhone]
C -->|Three| F[Car]
Get money
Go shopping
Let me think

Graphviz graphs

Graphviz offers graph visualization for representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. It has important applications in networking, bioinformatics, software engineering, database and web design, machine learning, and in visual interfaces for other technical domains. It uses DOT language to define graphs.

Currently Graphviz offers dot and circo layouts:

  • dot makes “hierarchical” or layered drawings of directed graphs. The layout algorithm aims edges in the same direction (top to bottom, or left to right) and then attempts to avoid edge crossings and reduce edge length.

  • circo is a circular layout. This is suitable for certain diagrams of multiple cyclic structures, such as certain telecommunications networks.

To create a graph, define code block with language dot (for dot diagrams) or circo (for circo diagrams).

Follow DOT syntax guide to learn how to create diagrams. Check examples provided here.


dot diagram

digraph graphname {
a -> b [ label = "indirect"];
b -> c;
a -> c;

circo diagram

digraph graphname {
a -> b [ label = "indirect"];
b -> c;
a -> c;

Complex circo diagram

digraph g1 {
node [shape = doublecircle]; N4 N6;
node [shape = circle];
N0 -> N1 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N1 -> N2 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N2 -> N3 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N3 -> N4 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N4 -> N5 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N5 -> N6 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N6 -> N0 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N0 -> N4 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N1 -> N5 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N2 -> N6 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N3 -> N0 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N4 -> N1 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N5 -> N2 [ label = "{1,0}"];
N6 -> N3 [ label = "{1,0}"];

Complex dot diagram

graph mygraph {
label="My Graph"
a -- b[color=red,penwidth=3.0];
b -- c;
c -- d[color=red,penwidth=3.0];
d -- e;
e -- f;
a -- d;
b -- d[color=blue,penwidth=2.0];
c -- f[color=blue,penwidth=2.0];
mygraphMy Graphaabba--bdda--dccb--cb--dc--dffc--feed--ee--f
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