Left-to-Right Directed Graph Automated Layout

May 1, 2015 at 8:59 PM
I've been working a bit with NodeXL and want to do the following. I want to represent a process flow as a directed graph with the origin at the left-hand side and the end point(s) at the right using an automated layout routine. I'm not finding what I want to do. The Sugiyama algorithm is closest but it "flows" from top to bottom of the graphic. Any suggestions on creating a left-to-right directed graph?

May 1, 2015 at 11:02 PM
You may need to assign X/Y values yourself. Consider assigning each vertex a "step" value and a "track" value - the first value would set how far to the right to place the nice, the track will determine where the vertex will be placed vertically. The Sugiyama
layout is designed for top to bottom trees only. Marc Sent from my iPhone