What is it?
It takes SQLite explanations and visualizes them. If you have performance data in the form of I/O counts and opcode execution counts, it can also show those.
See this blog post.
What ingredients are required?
you need pygraphviz... and graphviz!
How do I make it go?
It now parses the command line and has stopped being dump. Basically you just point it at a ".json" file of the right type or a ".txt" file that is the output of performing a "EXPLAIN SELECT" using the sqlite3 binary built with "--enable-debug" and it does its thing. If you are not fancy enough to build sqlite with debug, the code still has some leftover logic that is capable of parsing a schema dump, but you will need to turn that back on yourself or ask nicely.
Invoke the script with "--help" to get more details.
Commands you might run to get that nougaty information include:
sqlite3-cvs global-messages-db.sqlite 'explain SELECT * FROM messages INNER JOIN messagesText ON messages.id = messagesText.rowid WHERE id IN (SELECT docid FROM messagesText WHERE subject MATCH "sutherland") AND deleted = 0 AND folderID IS NOT NULL AND messageKey IS NOT NULL ORDER BY date DESC LIMIT 100;' > /tmp/explained.txt
$ sqlite3-cvs global-messages-db.sqlite '.schema messages%' > /tmp/schemainfo.txt