Help me find software to make tree graphs.
Looking for software package suggestions (mac or pc) that will produce something very much like a tree graph
, from a table of data points stored in an excel file.
I have several data sets in which a binary “division” event occurs, spawning two new events, and about 100 data points later (typically 1 hour separates each data point), each of these two new daughter events will then also undergo a division event spawning two new daughter events etc. The period between parent events and daughter events is important, and should be reflected on the graph in the distance between the parent and daughter events. I have a large excel spreadsheets of events and daughter events to input but have struggled to find a sufficiently flexible platform for making tree graphs. Any suggestions would be welcomed. Free software would be preferable but I am willing to pay if necessary.
As a bonus, I would also like to display information about a secondary measurement associated with the 100 or so data points of each branch that separate a division event and a daughter event but am a little stuck as to how to visualize this. The Secondary measurements vary in magnitude between each parent and daughter event, typically forming a bell-shaped curve. Simplistically, I though that maybe the secondary measurement for the 100 or so data points could be represented as the thickness of the line connect parent and daughter events but know of no software that could implement this.
Hopefully someone out there can understand this abstract description of my data!
has lead me to GraphViz
, which I am currently exploring, although I'm not sure that it is sufficiently flexible with regards to the lines linking the nodes.
The tree graphs are intended for use in a presentation, so should look as nice as possible.
Thanks in advance for any help!