Graphviz is a set of tool to deal visualize graphs. See the gallery.



  • download the installer for your operating system the download page.

    On Windows graphviz-2.38.msi must be used, at least if you plan to use the pygraphviz windows library for python web.

    On Ubuntu Graphviz can be installed via:

    apt-get install graphviz libgraphviz-dev pkg-config
  • install the program in a directory like %SCRIBESTOOLS%\Graphviz\

  • add %SCRIBESTOOLS%\Graphviz\ into the PATH environment variable.

Launching Graphviz

To test your installation type the following command in a new shell. It should display the version of graphviz.

dot -V

You can try the gvedit, a very simple graphical interface. It is not really useful though as Graphviz is mostly used by other programs.



There is a lot of documentation.