I use Ubuntu 16.04 and do not look for something like Graph_Easy which parses input, instead I look for some offline, free, WYSIWYG software that does tasks like what asciiflow does. For example these features are necessary:

  • drawing multiple type of shapes (lines, arrows, rectangles) by dragging
  • changing zoom level of page for drawing more longer/wider graphs
  • typing text

asciiflow provides a mean for resizing shapes, which is not necessary for me. Also it is better to be able to draw other shapes like circle. An open source software is appropriated.

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It seems that the asciiflow provided a tool which can be launched locally. See the installation section of GitHub page.


You can try this C++ project: schorsch1976/AsciiFlowQT: QT Based Ascii Chart editor, it currently supports building against either QT or wxWidgets, so it is cross platform.

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    The idea is that you give it a review, so that readers know it could work without visiting the website Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 11:57
  • Yes, I have built it today with wx library. see this link github.com/schorsch1976/AsciiFlowQT/issues/4, it also has some screen shots.
    – ollydbg23
    Commented Jul 22, 2023 at 16:13

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