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How to install Graphviz on macOS using Homebrew

javanibble profile image André Boerseun Originally published at javanibble.com ・1 min read

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Graphviz on macOS using Homebrew.

What is Graphviz?

“Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. It has important applications in networking, bioinformatics, software engineering, database and web design, machine learning, and in visual interfaces for other technical domains.” ~ Gaphviz

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Graphviz on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install graphviz
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Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Graphviz on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search graphviz # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info graphviz # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install graphviz # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
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Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Graphviz on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.

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