inspired by text2mindmap.com i decided to create something similar in python.
#!/usr/bin/python import pydot import sys def ReadFile(filename): fh = open(filename) return [x.rstrip() for x in fh.readlines()] def CreateEdges(lines): edge_list= ['' for x in range(100)] edges =  for line in lines: pos = line.count('\t'); edge_list[pos] = line.replace('\t', '') if pos: edges.append((edge_list[pos -1], edge_list[pos])) return edges def CreateGraphFromEdges(edges, output): g=pydot.graph_from_edges(edges, directed=True) return g.write_png('%s.png' % output, prog='dot') def main(argv): CreateGraphFromEdges(CreateEdges(ReadFile(argv)), argv) if __name__ == "__main__": main(sys.argv)
Source file months.txt
Months of the year Spring March April May Summer June July August Autumn September October November Winter December January February
How to generate the image:
$ ./text2mindmap.py months.txt months