makeflow_viz - visualization of Makeflow workflows


*makeflow_viz [options] *


makeflow_viz is a collection of tools to graphically display workflows. This includes DOT and PPM.



  • -v, --version Show version string.
  • -h, --help Show help message.
  • -D --display Translate the makeflow to the desired visualization format: dot DOT file format for precise graph drawing. ppm PPM file format for rapid iconic display. cyto Cytoscape format for browsing and customization. dax DAX format for use by the Pegasus workflow manager. json JSON representation of the DAG.
  • Options for dot output:
  • --dot-merge-similar Condense similar boxes
  • --dot-proportional Change the size of the boxes proportional to file size
  • --dot-no-labels Show only shapes with no text labels.
  • --dot-details Display a more detailed graph including an operating sandbox for each task.
  • --dot-task-id Set task label to ID number instead of command.
  • --dot-graph-attr Set graph attributes.
  • --dot-node-attr Set node attributes.
  • --dot-edge-attr Set edge attributes.
  • --dot-task-attr Set task attributes.
  • --dot-file-attr Set file attributes.
  • The following options for ppm generation are mutually exclusive:
  • --ppm-highlight-row row Highlight row in completion grap
  • --ppm-highlight-file file Highlight node that creates file in completion graph
  • --ppm-highlight-executable exe Highlight executable in completion grap
  • --ppm-show-levels Display different levels of depth in completion graph
  • Options for JSON output:
  • --json Use JSON format for the workflow specification.
  • --jx Use JX format for the workflow specification.
  • --jx-args Evaluate the JX input with keys and values in file defined as variables.
  • --jx-define = Set the JX variable VAR to the JX expression EXPR.


To produce a DOT representation of the workflow

makeflow_viz -D dot Makeflow

To produce a cytoscape representation of the workflow

makeflow_viz -D cyto Makeflow

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