Tree Organization Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MBP123, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. MBP123 macrumors regular

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    May 26, 2006
    #1
    I am looking for some Mac software that will help me visually organize data into a tree-like visual.

    For a use case example, imagine an e-commerce site where you have to come up with categories, details, etc. So jeans then have options of fit/style, brand, color, etc, with everything rolling back up into jeans. And then the same for another category like jackets.

    Since this is tree logic, I would imagine there is some pretty standard software out there that someone might be so kind as to recommend?
     
  2. onekerato macrumors regular

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    Jun 6, 2011
    #4
    Sounds like a tedious task... it may be easier if you use a mindmapping or diagramming app with scripting capabilities. For example, Mindjet and OmniGraffle have good AppleScript support.

    OmniGraffle does nice "balanced" graph layouts using GraphViz, an open-source layout engine. If you write out your "tree" in the DOT plain text language, GraphViz can create the visual tree for you. See this: http://www.the-haystack.com/2008/02/12/create-attractive-site-diagrams-with-graphviz/

    Also, to generate the plain text tree "code", you can use Excel for working out the combinations (or perl/python/ruby.)
     

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