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How about Graph::Easy?

use Graph::Easy; my $graph = Graph::Easy->new(); # I think I got all the edges added below? $graph->add_edge(1,2); $graph->add_edge(2,5); $graph->add_edge(5,6); $graph->add_edge(6,7); $graph->add_edge(7,8); $graph->add_edge(8,9); $graph->add_edge(9,11); $graph->add_edge(8,10); $graph->add_edge(10,11); $graph->add_edge(1,4); $graph->add_edge(4,5); $graph->add_edge(1,3); $graph->add_edge(3,5); $graph->add_edge(1,7); print $graph->as_ascii;

Output:

+-----------------------------+ | | | | | +-------------------+-------------------+ | | v v +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ ++----+ +----+ | 4 | <-- | | --> | 2 | --> | 5 | --> | 6 | --> | 7 | --> | 8 | --> +| 10 | --> | 11 | +---+ | | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ ++----+ +----+ | | ^ ^ | + ^ | 1 | ------+ | | + | | | | v + | | | | +---+ + | | | | | 9 | ---- +-------------+ +---+ | +---+ | | | | v | +---+ | | 3 | ----------------+ +---+

**UPDATE:** Note Graph::Easy only *displays* graphs, it doesn't analyze them. To do graph analysis, you'll need Graph. Of course they use different object constructions, but fear not, Graph::Convert converts wonderfully between the two, so you can create, analyze and display graphs with these three modules (Graph, Graph::Easy, Graph::Convert) and they all depend on core modules - so no dependency spiral.

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