Which layout engine to use

type: string, default: ""

Specifies the name of the layout engine to use, such as dot or neato.

Normally, graphs should be kept independent of a type of layout. In some cases, however, it can be convenient to embed the type of layout desired within the graph.

For example, a graph containing position information from a layout might want to record what the associated layout engine was.

This attribute takes precedence over the -K flag or the actual command name used.

Valid on:
  • Graphs

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Last modified September 17, 2022: Update add description (8cc768d)