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Visualization of package dependency graphs in SlackBuilds.org

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I'm learning to draw graphs using Graphviz and Networkx (python library), then I had the idea to put my skills in practice by analyzing the SlackBuilds.org packages dependency graph. It is probably not so useful, but I found it interesting to visualize some and I'm sharing here with you. The full graph has 3,756 nodes (packages) and 2,535 edges (an edge from A to B means that package B requires package A to build). Unfortunately there is not a defined syntax for optional packages in SlackBuilds.org. Otherwise, they would be included with dashed lines in the edges. Full graph figure: [PDF, 5 (HowTos)