[pstricks] Creating ER Diagrams
m.hallgren at free.fr
Fri Feb 8 22:44:35 CET 2008
While at it: Professionally, I'm drawing fair amounts of
communication network diagrams. Nodes populated by IP
Routers or some such, edges being physical or logical
links; often one graph over-laying another. Someone
around doing similar things, who wants to compare ideas
or propose his or her favorite way of doing it? Optimally,
I want to maintain the pieces in a "mathematical" graph
theoretical representation, in order to be able to swiftly
analyse various behaviours and render them "on the fly"...
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Michael Hallgren [mailto:m.hallgren at free.fr]
> Envoyé : vendredi 8 février 2008 22:33
> À : 'Graphics with PSTricks'
> Objet : RE: [pstricks] Creating ER Diagrams
> Good evening,
> PSTricks is, IMHO, good for most anything; meta(post|font)
> for real fine-tuning. A more recent way, that I suggest you
> take a look at, is the TikZ (PGF) solution. (The 3 of them
> available via CTAN.)
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : pstricks-bounces at tug.org
> > [mailto:pstricks-bounces at tug.org] De la part de Rich
> Shepard Envoyé :
> > vendredi 8 février 2008 21:42 À : pstricks at tug.org Objet :
> > Creating ER Diagrams
> > I need to prepare several ER (Entity Relationship) diagrams of
> > database schema(e?). I tried Dia, but didn't like the
> widget set nor
> > the way the application works. Went back to Xfig (which I've used
> > extensively) which has a different ER widget set. Filled a
> page, but
> > without one table because there was no room. And, the relationship
> > diamonds take a lot of space.
> > There are other ER symbol sets, for example, the information
> > engineering one with multitailed lines and circles. I think
> this would
> > allow me to put more information on a page.
> > Is PSTricks a good tool for this? Will it lay out the
> widgets for
> > optimal fit for me?
> > My copy of the LaTeX Graphic Companion, Second Edition,
> arrived a
> > couple of days ago; it's certainly a change from the First Edition.
> > The authors suggest that different graphics tools are best
> suited for
> > specific types of drawings. I am looking for the one that
> will allow
> > me to easily make a few ER diagrams.
> > Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
> > Rich
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