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Are there useful utilities for visualizing rosgraphs? [closed]

asked 2012-10-02 02:19:49 -0500

SL Remy gravatar image

updated 2012-10-25 04:30:14 -0500

--Just in case there are others, and for those who may have missed some of the tools that do exist--


Are there any useful tools to help visualize a ROS computation graph? (Or to generate nice pictures for papers based on these graphs?)

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answered 2012-10-02 02:26:28 -0500

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I've seen that people use rxgraph, but often don't realize they can also use xdot to generate images from a saved .dot file.

roslaunch somepkg somefilename.launch
rxgraph -o somefilename.dot
rosrun xdot xdot.py somefilename.dot

(And you can edit somefilename.dot in realtime which I think is a useful way to generate figures that fit the needs of a paper or a presentation.)

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