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* GraphViz rendering example
* This example demonstrates converting an EasyRdf\Graph into the
* GraphViz graph file language. Using the 'Use Labels' option, you
* can have resource URIs replaced with text based labels and using
* 'Only Labelled' option, only the resources and properties with
* a label will be displayed.
* Rending a graph to an image will only work if you have the
* GraphViz 'dot' command installed.
* @package EasyRdf
* @copyright Copyright (c) 2012-2013 Nicholas J Humfrey
* @license
require_once realpath(__DIR__.'/..')."/vendor/autoload.php";
require_once __DIR__."/html_tag_helpers.php";
$formats = array(
'PNG' => 'png',
'GIF' => 'gif',
'SVG' => 'svg'
$format = \EasyRdf\Format::getFormat(
isset($_REQUEST['format']) ? $_REQUEST['format'] : 'png'
// Construct a graph of three people
$graph = new \EasyRdf\Graph();
$graph->set('foaf:knows', 'rdfs:label', 'knows');
$bob = $graph->resource('', 'foaf:Person');
$alice = $graph->resource('', 'foaf:Person');
$carol = $graph->resource('', 'foaf:Person');
$bob->set('foaf:name', 'Bob');
$alice->set('foaf:name', 'Alice');
$carol->set('foaf:name', 'Carol');
$bob->add('foaf:knows', $alice);
$bob->add('foaf:knows', $carol);
$alice->add('foaf:knows', $bob);
$alice->add('foaf:knows', $carol);
// Create a GraphViz serialiser
$gv = new \EasyRdf\Serialiser\GraphViz();
// If this is a request for the image, just render it and exit
if (isset($_REQUEST['image'])) {
header("Content-Type: ".$format->getDefaultMimeType());
echo $gv->renderImage($graph, $format);
<head><title>EasyRdf GraphViz Example</title></head>
<h1>EasyRdf GraphViz Example</h1>
<form action='' method='get'>
echo label_tag('format').' '.select_tag('format', $formats).tag('br');
echo label_tag('ul', 'Use labels:').' '.check_box_tag('ul').tag('br');
echo label_tag('ol', 'Only labelled:').' '.check_box_tag('ol').tag('br');
echo submit_tag();
<img src='?image&<?=$_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]?>' />
<pre style="margin: 0.5em; padding:0.5em; background-color:#eee; border:dashed 1px grey;">
print htmlspecialchars(
$gv->serialise($graph, 'dot')
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