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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

Sorry for the disappointment. Graphviz could be better in many ways, but at this point the prospects for that aren't great because AT&T isn't supporting the work as much as it did in the past and ...
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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

My software recommendation is "yEd" - a free as in beer general purpose graph drawing application that tries very hard to solve the problems you have been running into. To the best of my knowledge ...
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Software which detects Internet usage by an EXE?

If you use Windows Vista or later versions, you don't need to install any additional software to see the processes with network activity, Windows comes with Resource Monitor. You just need to have ...
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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

To answer very specifically to the question's request, as the other two answers did a great job to expand around: What you ask is not possible. You want a program that gives a "graph with the minimum ...
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Software which detects Internet usage by an EXE?

I believe that you can get this information from Process Explorer. It is a free download from Microsoft, (originally by Sysinternals), as it can let you see which process(es) are performing the most ...
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Tool to Visualize SQL Database Schema

The screenshot you show comes from WWW SQL Designer: free and open source (New BSD License) online demo retrieve (import) schema from existing database. cross-platform (web application) Description ...
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WYSIWYG Geometry Tool

You can use GeoGebra: Free (+ portable version available) Works with Windows/Mac/Linux (even Android/iPhone/Windows Phone as well as in Google Chrome) has some Measurement Tools
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Tool to Visualize SQL Database Schema

Try MySQL Workbench - it is free: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/ Screen shots of the visual design: http://www.mysql.com/products/workbench/design/ Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
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Tool to Visualize SQL Database Schema

SchemaCrawler is a free, open source, and platform independent command-line tool that can generate database diagrams from an MySQL database. You can exclude tables and columns from the diagram using ...
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Polyhedron visualisation

I would like to recommend free MATLAB based software that implements a new visualization technique for polyhedra. It is called "boundary interval method", and its primary purpose is to depict ...
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A tool for fancy visualizations

I like easel.ly for its simplicity: Create infographics Web application Free Without programming skills like D3.js Two examples:
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

I'd recommend yEd https://www.yworks.com/en/products/yfiles/yed/ which is free and runs fine on Linux, Mac or Windows. Also check out the answers to these similar questions: Software to draw state ...
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Tool to Visualize SQL Database Schema

You can try DbVisualizer. Most of its features I have described in my answer to a related post, so you can take a look. In general it is a free Java-based tool for database management, that supports ...
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Best Free Alternative to Tableau

Thanks for the question. I too have spent a lot of time handcrafting reports and was exposed to Tableau when others at a previous employer used it. I downloaded the trial, worked my way through the ...
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Linux alternative to Excel pivot table

I would suggest taking a look at python/iPython & pandas data visualization. Interactive in web browser with iPython & Scriptable Pivot tables are a single line: e.g.: df.pivot(index='date', ...
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Gratis tool to visualize project dependencies for Visual Studio 2013 solution

Solution Dependency Viewer by Microsoft for Visual Studio 2013. Solution Dependency Viewer provides a graph layer to the solution with projects represented as nodes and project references ...
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Alternative for Graphviz with better automatic node placement for large graphs?

This would certainly be considered a "GraphViz-based solution", but if you're working with GraphViz you may want to check out Gephi. It's far more capable when it comes to processing large graphs.
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Quick and Easy Data Model Diagrams (ERD)

I think QuickDatabaseDiagrams will suit you perfectly... but I do work there! Pros Free It really is very quick. You just type and it draws the diagram. Relationships are drawn from field to field ...
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

Try LibreOffice Draw or OpenOffice Draw (both free, both open-source, both multiplatform). They have basic flowchart shapes, connectors (lines with or without arrows that stick to the shapes and ...
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Software which detects Internet usage by an EXE?

Take a look at Networx. It monitors IP traffic from your computer and will keep logs on a per process basis, it is also free. Unlike most of the other suggestions, this utility logs usage over time, ...
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SQL Server/Oracle/MySQL database tool for developers (DDL Manipulation, stored procedures, triggers, OLEDB, ADO.NET)

You can use Eclipse with the Eclipse Data Tools Platform: SQL querying (with a GUI to create create queries visually) Can be connected to SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. Can run on Windows and Linux ...
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Web charts for time series

The closest NPM / JS library that exists today that will allow you "visualize" data ( I've searched extensively ) is dc.js based on crossfilter although it won't do it automatically without any ...
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mysql database visualization software for windows 7

There are plenty of these, and G.I.Y.F. But, what's wrong with the classic MySql workbench? In addition to allowing you to graphically create a new data base schema (and generate code to create it), ...
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Which application to draw flowcharts like this?

Look at diagrams.net (formerly draw.io). It is gratis (free of cost). I use it intensively as a software engineer to architect and design different workflows. There is also a desktop app for the same ...
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

If a Wine is a way for you, maybe you can peek into Office apps: Excel or PowerPoint Excel and Powerpoint have basic support for creating flow diagrams. I have highlighted relevant shapes, although ...
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Software to draw the data flow of a program?

As much as I like some of the tools mentioned (I upvoted yEdit & highly recommend it), as programmer I sometimes eschew drag & drop, GUI based, tools in favour of those which take their input ...
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JavaScript library to display Venn diagrams

venn.js GitHub: https://github.com/benfred/venn.js It uses D3.js as the underlying graphics library. 1. Specify and draw sets → View online // Code taken from the GitHub repository, the ...
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Complex SQL Query visualizer

Python based reverse snowflake: http://revj.sourceforge.net
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Program to visually organize family trees

Your use case is a type of "graph diagram" or "network diagram", and what I use for those is yEd. Its home page does specifically mention that it supports family tree diagrams. I believe it meets all ...
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Free or cheap tool for online dashboards and data visualization

The data sounds small. So I would recommend embedding all data in a JSONP file called by an HTML/JavaScript page that uses Google Charts to render the data. There will be a day of programming to ...
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