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An AST definition and parser for graphviz files

1 unstable release

0.1.0 Jan 21, 2022

#390 in Visualization

Used in graph-algo-ptas

MIT license


Dot Parser - An AST & Parser for Graphviz files


Add the following to your cargo.toml file:

dot_parser = 0.1

Example Usage

At its core, this crate exposes a GraphViz struct, which represents the root of an AST describing a given graphviz file. As an example of how to use this, we could write the following:

use std::str::FromStr;
use graphviz_parser::DotGraph;

let graph_text = "digraph G { A -> B }";
let result = DotGraph::from_str(graph_text).unwrap();

Using the AST

Once parsed, the ast provides information about the original underlying graphviz graph - for example, the following code reads in the node ids presented the toplevel lines:

use graphviz_dot_parser::DotGraph;
use graphviz_dot_parser::ast_nodes::Statement::Node;
use std::str::FromStr;

let dot_graph = DotGraph::from_str("graph G { a; b; c; }").unwrap();
let mut node_ids = vec![];
if let DotGraph::Directed(graph) = dot_graph {
   for statement in graph.statements {
      if let Node(n) = statement {
   assert_eq!(node_ids, vec!["a", "b", "c"]);

Filing Bugs

Since this is still very much in development, if you encounter an issue, please file a bug! Please include the original graphviz string you were trying to parse to help us debug the issue faster