how do I use gvmap in graphviz (windows installer)?

Hello all,

I'm looking into using gvmap, but I can't figure out how to use gvmap.

In this page (,

it simply says

"Note that input graph to gvmap must first be laid out, with overlap removed. E.g.,

sfdp -Goverlap=prism -Gcharset=latin1 gd_1994_2007_8comp.gv | gvmap -e | neato -Ecolor="#55555522" -n2 -Tpng > gd_1994_2007_8comp.png"

but where do I put sfdp ... command?

All I have figured out so far is to create a graph layout using dot language in gvedit.

Can somebody please help?


how do I use gvmap in

I had thought we had added gvmap to the Windows package with 2.28 but upon checking, I found it wasn't there. It is being added now. Depending on how things go, it may still not be available in gvedit, though that is the hope.  
If it is not available through gvedit, you will have to run it in a DOS command window. The simplest way to do this is to use a command pipeline such the one you gave above:
sfdp -Goverlap=prism -Gcharset=latin1 gd_1994_2007_8comp.gv | gvmap -e | neato -Ecolor="#55555522" -n2 -Tpng > gd_1994_2007_8comp.png
For Unix and Mac users, we provide a simple script that encapsulates the pipeline. It still requires a command shell, but you can then just type -gcharset=latin1 -Ae -Ecolor="#55555522" -Tpng gd_1994_2007_8comp.gv > gd_1994_2007_8comp.png

gvmap not found

Same issue, and even in a DOS shell, gvmap isn't found...In fact, it doesn't seem to be installed on Win system (can't find gvmap.exe in the installed components) !

gvmap not found

What version of Graphviz are you using? Gvmap didn't make it into the Windows package until early May. You will need to install the current working version 2.29 to get gvmap.

installed gts manually on ubuntu - still error remains

i installed gts manually.
I m believing that I need to specify it during configure.
can someone help with gvmap set up.

installed gts manually on ubuntu - still error remains

By default, the --with-gts flag is true in configure.
So, what is the problem you are having?

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