Fw: Visualization tools for Erlang/OTP programs?

Suresh S <>
Wed Jan 8 06:33:07 CET 2003


Hi Thomas ,

I have down loaded This Visualization tool
Is there any of the documentation work on this tool 
which better explains how to make use of this tool 

Thanks in advance

suresh s

> > Hi Kent
> >
> > I made a small supervisor visualisation tool two
> years ago. It is
> > based on Hans Nilsson's graph drawing program,
> whish in particular
> > is good in drawing trees (what one needs for
> supervision trees ;0).
> >
> > I would recommend the SVG format nowadays. This
> Scaled Vector Graphics
> > is a standard from Adobe that can be used to draw
> vector graphics. It is
> > an open standard and plug-ins exist for Netscape
> and Explorer, for
> example.
> > Another cool drawing package is "dot" from Lucent
> (Bell Labs). There
> > is a backend for dot to produce SVG.
> >
> > I attached my drawing software. If you would start
> the supervision
> > tree with supervisor:start(M,F,Args), then the
> visualization is started
> > with: visualize:supervisor(M,F,Args).
> >
> > I had to change "eval.erl" slightly, but with the
> three modules attached
> and
> > Hans' graph drawing package (see user
> contributions), this should work
> well.
> > Let me know if it doesn't, then I'll look into it
> a bit better.



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