orientation

type: double | string, default: 0.0, "", minimum: 360.0

When used on nodes: Angle, in degrees, to rotate polygon node shapes. For any number of polygon sides, 0 degrees rotation results in a flat base.

When used on graphs: If "[lL]*", sets graph orientation to landscape.

Used only if rotate is not defined.

Node Orientations
digraph {
  layout=neato       # Render in a circular layout
  node [shape=house] # Make all nodes have 'house' shape

    0 [orientation=0]
   45 [orientation=45]
   90 [orientation=90]
  135 [orientation=135]
  180 [orientation=180]
  225 [orientation=225]
  270 [orientation=270]
  315 [orientation=315]
  0 -> 45 -> 90 -> 135 -> 180 -> 225 -> 270 -> 315 -> 0
}
Landscape Graph Orientation
digraph {
  orientation=L
  a -> b
}

See also:

Valid on:
  • Graphs
  • Nodes