mermaid VS Graphviz

Compare mermaid vs Graphviz and see what are their differences.


Generation of diagrams like flowcharts or sequence diagrams from text in a similar manner as markdown (by knsv)


Simple Python interface for Graphviz (by xflr6)
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mermaid Graphviz
103 0
58,150 1,400
1.8% -
9.9 7.5
2 days ago 24 days ago
JavaScript Python
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of mermaid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-18.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Graphviz. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing mermaid and Graphviz you can also consider the following projects:

plantuml - Generate diagrams from textual description

C4-PlantUML - C4-PlantUML combines the benefits of PlantUML and the C4 model for providing a simple way of describing and communicate software architectures

aws-icons-for-plantuml - PlantUML sprites, macros, and other includes for Amazon Web Services services and resources - is a JavaScript, client-side editor for general diagramming and whiteboarding

d2 - D2 is a modern diagram scripting language that turns text to diagrams.

matplotlib - matplotlib: plotting with Python

plotly - The interactive graphing library for Python :sparkles: This project now includes Plotly Express!

excalidraw - Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams


diagrams - :art: Diagram as Code for prototyping cloud system architectures

pydot - Python interface to Graphviz's Dot language

markdown-preview-enhanced - One of the 'BEST' markdown preview extensions for Atom editor!