markdown is a wonderful technology. so I was excited when a colleague told me there was a markdown language for graphs.
graph LR Beginning --> Middle Middle --> End
which is rendered into this:
LR part tells us it’s going left to right. we could swap in
TD to make it go top to bottom:
graph TD Beginning --> Middle Middle --> End
all sorts of fun to be had
graph TD P1([P1]) --> F1 P2([P2]) --> F1 F1([F1]) --> F2 F2([F2]) --> F3 F3([F3]) --> F4 F4([F4]) --> F5a([F5a]) F4 --> F5b([F5b]) F4 --> F5C([F5c])
all the fun of markdown, but for diagrams. I often find myself sketching out graphs, dependencies, flow charts, etc and this is a powerful tool for leveraging text into the realm of diagrams.